Rangers have completed the permanent signing of Ryan Kent from Liverpool in a deal worth up to #7.5m on a four-year contract.
The 22-year-old yields after a loan spell last year in which he won the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award.
Sky Sports News understands that #6.5m of the fee is ensured and #1m is at add-ons.
There is Even a clause included in the bargain, which Sky Sports News knows to be significant as there is a view at Liverpool which Kent will return to the Premier League along with England at a certain point in the future.
Through the summertime Rangers have made it known they wanted to advance Kent and after Leeds had a last bid of 4.5m rejected the afternoon prior to the English transport window shut, director Steven Gerrard disclosed that Kent had been his No 1 goal.
Liverpool acquired a number of enquiries rejecting a 5m deal from Krasnodar and there had been interest in the player out of France and Belgium.
Kent was keen to leave Liverpool before the close of the European transfer window and attracted attention from team Club Brugge.
He had his heart set on a return to Rangers to operate with Gerrard and the club have made the offer to be completed by a Deadline Day move.
Kent made 27 league appearances for Rangers last season, providing four assists and scoring six goals.
His return will provide a boost after their 2-0 defeat to Celtic at the first Old Firm battle of their effort on Sunday to the negative of Gerrard.
As he tried to lure the winger back to Ibrox after a stellar campaign last time around gerrard spoke fondly of Kent and throughout the summer.
Kent’s pace and trickery down the left proved hugely helpful from the big games last year, as shown in December in in Rangers‘ 1-0 win over Celtic.
Ibrox may be an intimidating environment for a young winger, but Gerrard and Rangers fans chose to Kent because of his fearlessness, his decision to beat his guy and push at defences, as well as his willingness to press opponents and chase again as soon as an attack broke .
Gerrard tweaked his formation as the season wore on and Kent found himself occupying a much slimmer position supporting the striker but that did not diminish his output, scoring and putting in a excellent operation for 10-man Rangers as they narrowly lost 2-1 to Celtic at Parkhead during March.
He also has experience from the Europa League and off as the side of Gerrard in some memorable evenings just missed out on qualifying last semester. That expertise will be priceless today following Rangers successfully navigated their way beyond Legia Warsaw inside their final second-leg qualifier.
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