Liverpool winger Ryan Kent could be available for just £7m this summer, according to reports in the English media. It had been previously claimed that he could cost £10m to £12m but the reduction in asking price could tempt manager Steven Gerrard.
The Gers boss seemingly ruled out a move for the 22-year-old in his pre-match press conference yesterday but some fans on Twitter believe the drop in price should justify a rethink:
Seems a bargain to me
— Gordon Gillies (@Gogsygee) 1 August 2019
Of course, its just frustrating. In hindsight we should probably have tried to buy him last summer.
— Tags (@tagsbo) 1 August 2019
— Gavin Kelly (@gmkelly1979) 1 August 2019
£7m for Kent is still a bit rich, but if you could negotiate that down to about £5m with some back-end bonuses on sell-ons, I think that's good value. Whether we could afford it is another thing, of course, but the starting figure doesn't put him out of our reach, imo.
— Iain (@CemetryGates89) 1 August 2019
People might not rate Kent at £7m however, would you spend £7m to stop 10 in a row? Cause I believe he is the difference.
— Clint Hill Billy (@Hilly1872) 1 August 2019
Ryan Kent will be a tremendous player in a better league than ours soon enough. £7m is a lot of money for us. But if we sell Alfredo and buy Roofe and Kent then that’s a very good business decision, but risky on the park. Forget about stats. Kent does things stats don’t cover.
— Billy. 🦁 (@By8Ung) 1 August 2019
Ryan Kent isn’t even worth £7m.
I’d pay £4m max. Nothing more.
— Kevin Wakeham (@KWRFC1995) 1 August 2019
Ryan Kent £5 – £7M.
We could spend that money over the course of the nxt few windows. On players who turn out to be like Grezda.
Kent suits SPFL/Our style/Work ethic. His debut season to some was 7/10(Fair enough).
Im beyond confident he'd kick-on once a signed Rangers player.
— Stammy_7 (@7Stammy) 1 August 2019
Never one for saying over spend but £7m for Ryan Kent is a steal, we should be all over that if it’s possible #lufc
— adam (@y12ajg) 1 August 2019
If Liverpool have lowered their demands by £5m, it may present a dilemma for Rangers. The Scottish club are likely waiting until the end of the transfer window to see if he becomes available on loan again.
However, the price tag may tempt some English Championship clubs into making a bid before the English transfer deadline next week. £7m is certainly not cheap but if the Light Blues can find some funds, it may be a good idea to make a move for him.