As Ryan Kent’s Rangers exit looms, the Glasgow giants could swoop for Bournemouth ace Jaidon Anthony as a direct replacement, according to journalist Robbie Copeland.
With Kent’s contract expiring, the tricky winger looks set to depart Ibrox. Keen to fill the void left by their star man, Rangers have identified 23-year-old Anthony as an ideal candidate to slot straight into Kent’s boots.
Anthony has been instrumental in Bournemouth’s promotion charge, notching four goals in just 14 appearances.
While he has struggled to cement a starting berth in the Cherries’ top-flight return, Anthony’s potential and prior success could tempt Rangers into making their move.
"”Anthony is a similar type of player to Kent,” Copeland said. “Right-footed and favouring the left flank, he could join on an initial loan with an option to buy if Bournemouth survive relegation.”"
Rangers manager Michael Beale will undoubtedly have several irons in the fire as he hunts for Kent’s replacement. However, with Anthony’s blend of flair, skill and Premier League nous, the young star could prove an astute acquisition.
Rangers eyeing Bournemouth’s Jaidon Anthony as Ryan Kent’s replacement
While Bournemouth seem destined to retain their Premier League status, Anthony has largely remained on the fringes of the first team.
The lure of regular starts and European football at Ibrox could persuade the winger to swap the south coast for Glasgow, following in the footsteps of Norwich’s Todd Cantwell who reignited his career in Scotland.
With a proven pedigree and bags of potential, Anthony shapes up as an exciting option for Beale and Rangers as they prepare for life after Kent.
The chance to replace a club talisman is a big ask, but in Anthony, the Scottish champions may have identified the ideal candidate to take the mantle.
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