Everton are now reportedly keen on Glasgow Rangers winger Ryan Kent, who could be available on a free transfer this summer.
The ‘sensational’ 26-year-old looks set to depart Ibrox with his current deal due to expire and Everton have emerged as one of a number of clubs interested in his signature.
Indeed, alongside the Toffees, Kent has been linked with Leeds United and Bournemouth, as well as newly promoted Burnley and Sheffield United.
That is according to TEAMtalk, who also report that Kent has been offered a ‘lucrative contract’ by Turkish giants Fenerbahçe, but is taking the time to assess all of his options.
A move to Everton would be a controversial one, with Kent an academy graduate from rivals Liverpool, though the 26-year-old never made a Premier League appearance for the Anfield club.
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The winger has been north of the border after making his initial loan deal at Ibrox permanent in a £7.5m deal back in 2019, picking up a Scottish Premier League title as well as two domestic cups during that time.
Kent was also instrumental in Rangers reaching the UEFA Europa League final in the 2021/22 season, when the Gers lost to German side Eintracht Frankfurt.
Comfortable on either flank, Kent would offer pace and width for the Blues, while he is also capable of playing as a second striker, an area in which Everton desperately need investment this summer.
With 10 assists across 44 games in all competitions for the Glasgow side this season, Kent has an impressive return in terms of creating chances for his teammates, though the Oldham-born attacker has just three goals to his name.
Available on a free transfer, Kent could be an interesting signing for Everton, though his association with Liverpool could make him an unpopular one.