Ally McCoist claims 'unbelievable' former Leeds United target is worth £30m

Ryan Kent of Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)Ryan Kent of Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Ryan Kent of Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Rangers legend Ally McCoist has claimed that current Ibrox star Ryan Kent could be worth up to £30 million if his former club come to sell the winger.

The 24-year-old is enjoying a stellar campaign this season, and has hit 12 goals and 14 assists across all competitions in the Gers’ title-winning run.

Leeds United have been heavily linked with a move for the wide man over the past 12 months, although there is no indication at this stage that they will rekindle any kind of interest in the player this summer.

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Pleasingly for Rangers fans, Kent himself has looked to distance himself from any kind of exit talk in recent weeks, and McCoist believes that it would take a massive bid to prise him away from Ibrox anytime soon. Speaking on BT Sport, the popular pundit said: "It might happen if they get an unbelievable offer. That is the economics of football, we understand that totally.

"What's he worth? £25-30 million right now. £25-30 million for Ryan Kent

"You need Ryan Kent. These are the players you need to unlock defences, to get the ball, have the stepover: over left he's away right and vice-versa.

"He goes and commits somebody, he gets by somebody and someone has to come to him so the defence opens up.

"He is absolutely vital to Rangers."

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Despite his superb form and McCoist’s sizeable valuation of the player, Kent missed out on a nod from the Scottish Football Writers’ Player of the Year award.

Instead, the four-man shortlist is made up of Ibrox quartet Allan McGregor, Steven Davis, James Tavernier and Connor Goldson.