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Derek Johnstone calls for permanent Rangers deal for Ryan Kent

Ryan Kent of Liverpool during a pre-season friendly match between Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool at Prenton Park on July 12, 2017 in Birkenhead, England.

Ryan Kent would be a 'fantastic signing' at Glasgow Rangers, says Ibrox legend Derek Johnstone.

Ryan Kent of Rangers runs off to celebrate after scoring the opening goal during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hamilton Academicals and Rangers at New Douglas Park on...

Derek Johnstone has told The Glasgow Evening Times that Rangers must enquire about signing Ryan Kent on a permanent basis.

The Liverpool loanee has been brilliant for Rangers this season, when fit.

Kent, who struggled on loan at Bristol City last season, played a blinder as the Gers beat Celtic 1-0 at Ibrox prior to the winter break - their first Old Firm win in 13 attempts.

Fans on the blue half of Glasgow would love to see Steven Gerrard sign up the 21-year-old - valuaed at only £2 million [Daily Record] - on a permanent basis.

 

It remains to be seen if Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has any plans for him, but Rangers legend Johnstone says that Gerrard must 'ask the question' at least.

He told The GET: "He would be a fantastic signing for Rangers going forward but it will come down to Liverpool and the player himself at the end of the day.

"All Rangers can do is ask the question and see where all parties stand on the matter and hopefully a deal can be done in the summer."

It seems probable that Kent would be available.

He's a fine talent but, let's be honest, is he good enough for Liverpool, who could be Premier League champions by the time he returns to Merseyside? Probably not, but he won't be short of suitors on the back of his form at Rangers, which is why Gerrard must ensure that he's top of the queue.

Spartak Moscow's Russian defender Georgi Dzhikiya (L) vies with Rangers' English midfielder Ryan Kent during the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between Rangers and Spartak...

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