Liverpool winger Ryan Kent has opted to join Scottish Premier League side Rangers on loan for the 2018/19 campaign, instead of Blackburn Rovers.
Rangers have announced the arrival of Liverpool winger Ryan Kent on a season long loan deal. Blackburn Rovers were keen on bringing Ryan Kent to Ewood Park for the 2018/19 Championship campaign, but has instead joined Steven Gerrard’s Rangers.
Kent spent the first half of last season on loan in Germany with SC Freiburg, but only made 6 appearances, with 5 coming off the bench. The 21 year-old endured another unsuccessful loan spell with Bristol City for the second half of last season, making only 10 appearances.
The winger has been part of Liverpool’s academy since the age of seven, and is excited to prove himself after two disappointing loan spells last season. Kent told the Rangers club website:
“I had to take a lot of time speaking with my family and my representatives to make this decision as last season was quite a disappointing year.”
“This move had to be the perfect one, and when Rangers came around, I think it is.”
“Last season was a disappointing year. I made my debut against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena [for Freiburg]and was involved in a promotion chase with Bristol City, so I did take a lot away from last season”
Leeds United were also keen on bringing the Oldham-born winger in on loan, but a move failed to materialise and decided to pursue other targets.
Rovers will be disappointed to miss out on Kent. Tony Mowbray was manager of Coventry City when the winger was on loan at the Ricoh Arena, and was keen on a reunion.