Charlie Nicholas outlines minimum figure that Rangers should charge Leeds United for Ryan Kent

FORMER Celtic star Charlie Nicholas says Rangers should not even consider selling Ryan Kent to Leeds United for less than £20 million.

Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 12:41 pm

Leeds have seen a bid for the 23-year-old winger rejected with United believed to have offered around £10m to land the Rangers star's services.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has admitted a higher offer could take a decision on Kent out of his hands but Nicholas believes the forward is worth at least £20m.

Writing in his Daily Express column as quoted by the Daily Record, Nicholas said: "Rangers shouldn’t even consider selling Ryan Kent for anything less than £20million.

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IN DEMAND: Rangers winger Ryan Kent, left, pictured being challenged by Livington's Craig Sibbald. Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images.

"Leeds United are desperate to sign him and you can understand why. He is young and he has talent.

"Some big figures have been mentioned, including last week’s failed £10m bid, but even if Leeds come back in with £14m, I don’t see any value in that for Rangers – they would be short-changing themselves.

"It is such a big season for the Ibrox club as they try to stop Celtic getting 10-in-a-row. Steven Gerrard’s team are going for title number one – but what a big one it would be.

"So I just can’t see Rangers selling someone they paid £7m for unless they’re made an offer they can’t refuse. And, for me, that has to be £20m-plus."

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Thank you Laura Collins