Alex McLeish believes Ryan Kent's decision to change agents this summer could point towards a decision down the line that may see the winger leave Rangers for bigger things.

Leeds previously attempted to prise the playmaker to Elland Road earlier this year and the Whites' interest has never waned, with Marcelo Bielsa a big fan of the ex-Liverpool youngster. Having joined the Ibrox club for £7million, a bid of around £10million - which was lodged - was quickly booted into touch.

Steven Gerrard has admitted that no player is too good to be sold if the finances are right, and McLeish insists he has lived through that issue as former Light Blues manager. He was forced to sell Lorenzo Amoruso back in 2003 and he reckons Kent will be sold eventually for decent cash.

And on the 24-year-old swapping from Crown Football, McLeish told Ibrox News: "Well, I think there will be alarm bells ringing there after that news.

“However, at the moment you don’t see any disruption in his game. He’s playing at a fantastic level and he just has to keep showing what he can do. Listen, we’ve said many times that there comes a time when you can’t stop the sale of a certain player. I couldn’t do it back in the day when Lorenzo Amoruso went to Blackburn, it was money the club needed at the time and you have to do what the money guys tell you to.

“That’s when recruitment becomes absolutely crucial. The good thing is that Stevie is quietly and slowly over a period of two to three years getting the recruitment spot on, as we can see now."