Talk that former Rangers winger Ryan Kent is unhappy at Fenerbahce and wants to leave, just two months after signing, is wide of the mark, it has been claimed in Turkey.
Kent’s contract at Rangers ran out earlier this summer and he ended his Ibrox stay, leaving the Gers as a free agent.
He opted to go to Turkey and penned a four-year contract with Istanbul giants Fenerbahce.
However, it has been claimed that Kent is unhappy at Fenerbahce and wants to leave the club, just months after joining.
That talk though, according to Turkish outlet Sports Digitale, is wide of the mark.
Kent is claimed to be happy at Fenerbahce and not looking for a speedy exit from the Turkish side.
The former Rangers man has already played for Fenerbahce this season, turning out in the Europa Conference League qualifiers and scoring once, along with providing an assist.
Kent made 218 appearances for Rangers during his time at the club, scoring on 33 occasions and providing 56 assists.
Confirmed: Rangers star officially ruled out with £4m now on the line
First team Rangers midfielder John Lundstram has been officially ruled out of the club’s Champions League QR3 clash with Swiss outfit Servette.
The 29-year-old came off the bench as a second half substitute in the 4-0 Premiership win over Livingston, with Michael Beale confirming the player’s Swiss absence for personal reasons after the match.
Rangers also dropped Connor Goldson and Ryan Jack for the game against the Lions, with Michael Beale confirming that this was just part of general squad rotation with recent injuries requiring management.
“Everyone is fine for Tuesday,” said Michael Beale.
“John Lundstram won’t travel [to Servette] because of a family personal thing so there was a reason I left Jakco out, to make sure he was available.
“Connor was never going to play three games in a week. He’s trained three times with the team and played twice so that’s a big pat on the back for the physios. It was in our plan not to play him three games in a week.”
The Rangers manager also claimed that influential midfielder Todd Cantwell had to take a late fitness test to make the game after experiencing some bumps and bruises from the first leg.
Rangers take a slender 2-1 lead to Switzerland after overcoming Servette at Ibrox but now head into the return leg without John Lundstram in the squad.
Whilst the midfielder has been the subject of much criticism as of late, the ex-Sheffield United star is a senior member of the Ibrox team and has been an important player on the European stage.
With the chance of a likely Champions League Playoff against PSV Eindhoven in wait, Rangers also know that reaching the final round of qualification comes with its own financial benefits.
Everyone wants to reach the Champions League for the prestige which comes with it but whoever wins between Rangers and Servette are guaranteed a cool €5m (£4m) from UEFA just for reaching the Playoff.
It’s a not inconsiderable fee and Rangers will have one eye on the cash prize as they head to Servette with John Lundstram to miss out for personal reasons.