Ryan Kent faces post Rangers nightmare as Fenerbahce transfer exit beckons

Ryan Kent is on the verge of leaving Fenerbahce after just one season, according to reports in Turkey.

The winger signed for the Turkish giants on a free transfer after his Rangers contract ran out last summer but the move has not gone according to plan. Since the turn of the year, the 27-year-old has only made one five minute appearance after falling out of manager Ismail Kartal's plans.

Super Lig rules are changing for next season and clubs are now only able to register 12 foreign players instead of the current 15. Already out of the picture, Kent will be one of the men cut from the squad to fall into line with that rule. He had already been unregistered towards the end of the campaign.

The former Gers man scored one and assisted two in early European ties but couldn't translate that form domestically and quickly found himself marginalised. A shock move to Lazio was on the cards back in January but it's believed Kent turned down the offer, while there were also rumours of a return to Ibrox.

On the decision to freeze out the Englishman, Kartal said: "We had 15 people and 1 person was going to leave the squad. Kent received serious offers from Europe, including Lazio.

“We wanted to keep (Joshua) King in the squad. Kent, He said, ‘I don't want to go.’ That's how we made our choice. I always prefer a solid King. If King is healthy, he will get you a game on his own. It was unfortunate that he got injured 4 days after announcing the list."