Scottish Premiership side Rangers had seemed on the verge of signing the versatile Kean Bryan from Manchester City last week, only for the deal to fall through late in the day.
Bryan, 21, had one foot out of the Etihad door after reportedly agreeing a three-year deal worth around £2.5million in wages and signing-on fee.
However, on the day he was expected to sign came further reports that the transfer was off, despite the player having undergone a medical ahead of a planned move to Steven Gerrard’s side.
Liverpool legend Gerrard has now confirmed that the transfer collapsed, although made no mention of speculation that Bryan may have failed a Rangers medical due to a hip problem. On the contrary, Gerrard’s wording suggests Kean himself decided against the move.
“Unfortunately we couldn’t get an agreement with Kean. He wants to keep his options open and we respect that,” the new Rangers boss said.
There are known to be Championship clubs in England keen on Kean, while even Premier League side Brighton were taking a look at the talented youngster, who was named Oldham’s Young Player of the Year after his loan spell last season.
With the Rangers move not happening, Bryan will consider his other options ahead of a likely move away from Manchester City, where he has spent a decade of his life.
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