Rangers set to land Ryan Kent as transfer tussle with Liverpool nears end
After Sunday's Old Firm derby defeat, Rangers fans were in need to some good news.
Now it seems that the pick-me-up could well arrive later today in the form of winger Ryan Kent.
The 22-year-old starred for the Light Blues last season, scoring six Scottish Premiership goals, making nine assists and named Scotland’s Young Player of the Year during a season-long loan.
Manager Steven Gerrard had made no secret of his desire to bring the Liverpool player back to Glasgow. However, it had seemed that he could be frustrated in his attempts, with Jurgen Klopp claiming that 'the time is over' to send Kent on another loan deal, insisting instead on a permanent move.
Now Rangers have stumped up what is thought to be around a £7m fee and are set to land their man on deadline day, subject to a medical.
Kent's signing with further bolster the Gers' wide options and won't do any favours to Northern Ireland international Jordan Jones, who was sent off in the closing stages of Sunday's defeat to Celtic.
Gerrard has already indicated that Jones faces a fight to earn back a starting spot after his straight red card.
Kent has previously spent time on loan at Coventry, Barnsley, Freiburg and Bristol City but made only one senior appearance for the Reds, in a 2-2 FA Cup draw at Exeter in 2016.
Belfast Telegraph Digital