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Treble Rangers departure would tee up Ryan Kent return nicely

Liverpool FC midfielder Ryan Kent (40) controls the ball during the second half of the International Friendly soccer game between Liverpool FC and Sevilla FC on July 21, 2019 at Fenway...

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers have been linked with getting Ryan Kent back this summer.

Ryan Kent of Rangers celebrates after he scores during The Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers are close to losing three players in the same position.

Gers boss Steven Gerrard has revealed in recent days that Jamie Murphy, Glenn Middleton and Eros Grezda could all be leaving Ibrox before the transfer window shuts - the first two will be on loan.

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All three are left-sided wingers and it's definitely probable that if a treble departure materialises, Gerrard will be signing at least one player to take up the same role.

But could it also pave the way for Rangers to re-sign a certain Ryan Kent?

 

If and when the trio leave Glasgow, it'll leave Jordan Jones and Jake Hastie as Gerrard's only left wingers, and the latter doesn't seem to be too involved in the light Blues' senior squad so far.

Gerrard said last week that Liverpool won't be loaning Kent back to Ibrox, but clearly the manager has somebody in mind.

Would he really sanction the departures of three left wingers if he wasn't confident of bringing in at least one replacement? Almost certainly not.

There's no evidence that that will be the 22-year-old, who lit up the Scottish Premiership last season, but Rangers fans should take heart in the knowledge that there'll definitely be room for Kent - who sent a cryptic social media message Monday intimating that he's frustrated - soon.

Ryan Kent of Rangers scores his team's second goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Rangers at Tony Macaroni Arena on January 27, 2019 in Livingston, United...

 

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