Fulham are keen to make a move for Rangers winger Ryan Kent
According to Football Insider, Premier League side Fulham are keen to land Scottish giants Rangers’ star winger Ryan Kent.
The 25-year-old came through the ranks at Liverpool, making just one senior appearance for the Reds. With opportunities at Anfield at a premium, Kent chose to take his talents further up the border to the SPL in 2018, on loan.
He impressed the bosses at the Ibrox, who went on to make the arrangement permanent the following year. Since then, Kent has been a key player for the side, scoring 31 goals and assisting 52 more in 194 appearances across all competitions.
Having made a name for himself at the senior level, Kent does not appear to be keen to extend his stay at the Ibrox. He has already rejected a contract and is now eyeing a return to the Premier League.
Fulham are keeping a close watch on his progress and could offer him just that. With his contract up next summer, the Cottagers could land a rather decent player for nothing. This puts Rangers in a spot as selling him in January for a reduced price might prove to be their best option.
The Cottagers lost Neeskens Kebano to injury, while an ageing Willian cannot be expected to start week in, week out. A good dribbler with pace to burn and an eye for a pass, the 25-year-old would be a shrewd addition to Marco Silva’s roster as they seek to establish themselves as top-flight regulars
More so, Kent is also versatile enough to play anywhere along the frontline, giving Fulham options on how to deploy him best. The Rangers star is, however, inconsistent and lacks the ability to compete in the air. With him expected to be more of a creator than a scorer, Kent could fit right into Fulham’s fluid frontline.
The Cottagers have picked up an impressive 19 points from their first 14 games in the Premier League this season and are in the ninth position. There is still a long way to go, and the Cottagers cannot rest on their laurels yet. Making sure the right additions are made in the January transfer window could prove pivotal once matches resume after the World Cup hiatus.