Lange could end Aston Villa's summer with a bang in move for "unplayable" £20m machine - opinion
Aston Villa could end the transfer window with a bang by signing Ryan Kent…
What’s the word?
With the transfer window open for another three weeks, the Midlands outfit could yet secure some more fresh faces to bolster Steven Gerrard’s squad and according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, the Rangers winger would be a game-changer for the club.
“I think we saw the best of Ryan Kent under Steven Gerrard and I’m sure Gerrard would be confident that he would get the best out of Kent as well if he was able to bring them to Aston Villa,” he told GIVEMESPORT.
“He’s a potential game changer, Ryan Kent, on his day, a really skilful, tricky winger who can score goals, create goals as well. So I’m sure it’d be a signing that would excite the fans as well with this style of play. I think it could be a win-win situation.”
A huge coup
Gerrard and Kent were together for that very triumph and in that campaign, the 24-year-old winger delivered an eye-catching 13 goals and 15 assists at a rate of one direct goal contribution every 152 minutes, as per Transfermarkt.
He continued that fine form without his former boss last campaign, where he delivered two goals and 20 assists on the Gers’ run to the Europa League final.
Kent has consistently delivered so it could well be time for a return to the big time and Villa do need to find some creativity and threat in front of goal from somewhere.
According to journalist Andrew Dickson, the Rangers star is “completely unplayable” on his day, whilst Ibrox teammate Leon Balogun is a “wizard” on the wings, as he claimed to ‘The Beautiful Game’ podcast.
This sort of presence could be exactly what Gerrard needs to inject life back into Villa’s season, having won just two of their last 12 matches and after firing a blank against AFC Bournemouth at the weekend, it’s clear that the manager needs another attacking option.
If Johan Lange can secure Kent before deadline day on September 1st, then he could end the summer with a bang.