Ryan Kent says he was lied to over his future before sealing his £7.5m move to Rangers
Ryan Kent asserts he had been lied to this summer, before being allowed to proceed out of Liverpool to Rangers.
Even the 22-year-old rejoined on the last evening of the Scottish transfer window at a deal understood to be worth around #7.5m.
Rangers had previously failed to persuade after the winger left a major impression at Ibrox 24, a second season-long loan to be sanctioned by Liverpool.
After his returned in an elongated break, kent featured for Liverpool in pre-season but found himself in limbo.
He admitted it was a period before the move was resurrected by Rangers.
«It was quite tough,» he said. «I had to stay mentally strong, when you’re told you can do one thing and after that you are lied to and it doesn’t occur, that is quite hard to take.
«I simply needed to keep myself fit and instruct in my own and make sure I keep my fitness level up and I was waiting for a second like that to arrive.
«There is no bitter flavor, the thing that I needed from the beginning happened at the end so that I am just pleased with that.
«I would have liked to have been from the beginning, it is quite difficult watching it on the TV wanting I was part of a few of the games although I’m delighted to return and that I can’t wait to begin.
«There were some small concerns along the way when I thought this may not happen and that I might need to plan for some thing else, but I always had a sense that it may visit the last day of this window and that is what happened.»
Kent came through the academy of Liverpool and had loan spells at Coventry Freiburg, Barnsley, City along with Bristol Rovers however he says Rangers is the first club at which he has really felt at home.
«I’m in a privileged place in daily life to be playing soccer, it is every kid’s fantasy,» Kent explained. «And I think that it’s naive not to appreciate that place in life. I am blessed to be in that position in life.
«For once in my entire life to be feeling at home someplace, to be actually enjoying my football, I would like that atmosphere for the rest of my profession. When I came here, I believed for the first time in that.
«The supervisor believes in me along with the coaching staff. He made the very best out of me and mick Beale needed me as a kid in Liverpool and I truly begun to flourish as a young kid and the lovers get the most out of you.
«So only what as a collective in this club I think gets the best out of my football.»