Premier League clubs urged to sign Rangers star after Borussia Dortmund win

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Owen Hargreaves was blown away by Rangers star Ryan Kent

Owen Hargreaves was blown away by Rangers star Ryan Kent (Pictures: Getty/BT Sport)

Owen Hargreaves admits he was ‘shocked’ by Ryan Kent’s performance in Rangers’ stunning Europa League win over Borussia Dortmund and says Premier League clubs will now be ‘looking at’ the former Liverpool winger.

Rangers have one foot in the last-16 stage of the Europa League after securing a brilliant 4-2 win over Bundesliga side Dortmund in Germany.

Kent was one of the stars of the show for Scottish Premiership champions Rangers, with Hargreaves insisting the ‘technically brilliant’ player caused Dortmund ‘so many issues’.

Ranger signed Kent, 25, on a permanent deal from Liverpool in September 2019. The winger spent almost a decade at the Anfield academy but only made one start for the Reds’ first-team before moving to Scotland.

‘I love watching Ryan Kent, technically he’s absolutely brilliant,’ Hargreaves told BT Sport after Rangers’ victory. ‘It looked like Franck Ribery when he used to do it for Bayern.

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‘Absolutely exceptional with the ball at his feet. Running at players is his greatest attribute.

‘He shocked everyone there. Dortmund won’t have known much about him, but in the changing room, they’ll be asking who he is.

Former Liverpool winger Kent in action against Borussia Dortmund

Former Liverpool winger Kent in action against Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty)

‘Premier League clubs will be looking at him. He caused so many issues for Dortmund.’

Rangers, currently second in the Scottish Premiership following their Old Firm defeat to Celtic at the start of the month, led Dortmund 2-0 at half-time thanks to goals from James Tavernier and Alfredo Morelos.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side were in dreamland when John Lundstram’s fantastic strike made it three after the break, but England’s Jude Bellingham replied instantly to give the hosts hope.

Rangers’ three-goal lead was restored when Dortmund’s Dan-Axel Zagadou scored an own goal, and the Scots walked away delighted despite Raphael Guerreiro late strike.

‘I am really proud of the performance of the players today, but we also know we are only halfway and still one game to be played,’ Van Bronckhorst said.

‘But to come here and score four away goals in Europe is a very good achievement.’

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