Rangers devise plan to land Liverpool star Ryan Kent after asking price revealed
Liverpool winger Ryan Kent enjoyed the best season of his career at Rangers last season.
The 22-year-old picked up the SPFA Young Player of the Year under Reds legend Steven Gerrard.
But despite admitting he returned a “completely different player”, Jurgen Klopp has ruled out another temporary spell north of the border for Kent.
“His time is over for loans,” the German said earlier this summer.
“At the age he is now, he needs to find a place where he can settle. We will see what happens but a loan is not planned.”
The English transfer window has since closed, but it remains open in Scotland.
And Rangers have come up with a plan in which they can still seal a loan deal for the player for this season, with them unlilely to be be able to afford the £7m asking price.
A source told the Record : “When the English window closed without Ryan moving on, Rangers realised they may still have a chance of doing a deal but that they would have to creative in order to make it happen.
“Klopp has ruled out another straightforward loan but Rangers hope the additional clause, which would turn it into a permanent move at a future date, might help swing the deal in their favour.
“Ryan knows he’ll have to do everything he can to help make it happen and it seems that’s exactly what he is trying to do.
“The current situation suits no-one. It’s going down to the wire now but there is still time to push it through.”
Gerrard has high hopes that he can still strike a deal with his old club, and says he will keep pushing for a deal until the end of the transfer window.
Gerrard said: “Am I willing to wait until the last day of the window for Kent? I’m willing to wait until the very last second to get Ryan back here.
“He’s an exception because he was outstanding for us last year. I feel he’s ready to go again, with the confidence he should have from last season.
“But we’re still talking about a player who belongs to Liverpool. They’ll make the decision on him and we’ll be totally respectful to the club and Jurgen.”