Rangers to launch loan-to-buy deal for Liverpool forward

Rangers hope that a new approach to the Ryan Kent saga will see the winger arrive at Ibrox as the Gers pursue a loan-to-buy deal for the attacker.

The Daily Record reports that Rangers will try to add a loan-to-buy clause to any potential deal involving Ryan Kent.

With Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp remaining stubborn regarding the player not leaving on a temporary loan, the paper says that the Scottish side will look to structure a loan deal that could see the 22-year-old arrive permanently next summer.

Rated at around £7 million by the Champions League winners, it would be quite the coup if the Scottish Premiership club could convince the Premier League giants to part with their prospect.

The report from the Daily Record said: “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.”

But it must be admitted that so far this season Steven Gerrard’s men have not looked like they have missed Ryan Kent one bit.

Ryan Kent was undoubtedly outstanding last season, but his direct goal contribution was hardly stellar, netting six and assisting nine in 43 games.