Ryan Kent says he was lied to over his future before sealing his £7.5m move to Rangers
Ryan Kent claims before being finally allowed to proceed out of Liverpool to Rangers, he was lied to finished his future this summer.
The 22-year-old rejoined on the last day of the Scottish transfer window at a deal understood to be worth around #7.5m.
Rangers had failed to persuade a second season-long loan to be sanctioned by Liverpool after the winger produced a major impression at Ibrox term.
Kent featured for Liverpool in pre-season however found himself in limbo following his returned in an extended break.
He admitted it had been a period before Rangers stopped the movement.
«It was very tough,» he explained. «I needed to stay emotionally strong, once you’re told you can do one thing and then you are lied to and it doesn’t occur, that’s rather hard to choose.
«I simply needed to keep myself healthy and train on my own and also make sure I keep my fitness levels up and I had been waiting for a second like that to arrive.
«There is no bitter taste, the thing that I wanted from the beginning happened at the end so that I am simply happy with that.
«I would have liked to have been here from the start, it’s fairly hard watching it on the TV wanting I had been a part of some of the games although I am thrilled to return and that I can’t wait to get going.
«There were some small concerns across the way when I believed this may not happen and I may need to plan for something else, but I’d had a sense that it may visit the last day of this window and that’s what occurred.»
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 your club.
«I am in a privileged place in life to be playing soccer, it’s every kid’s fantasy,» Kent said. «And I think that it’s naive not to appreciate that position in life. I am blessed to be in that place in life.
«For once in my life to be feeling in your home someplace, to be really enjoying my football, I would like that feeling for the remainder of my career. Once I came here I felt that for the first time.
«The supervisor believes in me and the training staff. He made the very best from me then and mick Beale needed me as a kid at Liverpool and I really started to prosper as a kid coming through at Liverpool, and the fans get the most out of you.
«So only everything as a collective at this football club I think has got the very best out of me and my football.»