Former Rangers player, Ryan Kent, has found himself in a tense situation with Fenerbahce’s coach İsmail Kartal. Kent was left on the sidelines of the squad, leading to increased friction between him and his new team.
Kent moved from Rangers to Turkish giants Fenerbahce as a free agent after being let go by Michael Beale. However, he has struggled for game time in Istanbul due to high-profile signings such as Edin Dzeko and Dusan Tadic.
Since playing 85 minutes in the opening match of the season, Kent has only managed 44 minutes of league action. Most of his playtime has been during matches in the Europa Conference League. Reports suggest that Kent had hoped to impress Kartal during the international break when several key players were away on national duty.
However, recent social media activity suggests that relations between Kent and Kartal have reached a stalemate. There is growing speculation that Kent may be planning an early exit from Istanbul either through loan or contract termination.
Football enthusiasts in Turkey noticed that all posts related to Fenerbahce have been removed from Kent’s Instagram account; even mentions of the club are conspicuously absent. His profile still features images from his tenure at Rangers but no longer follows any accounts – including that of Fenerbahce.
This development adds fuel to rumors about Kent’s future at Fenerbahçe. The Englishman seems dissatisfied with his current role within the team and could potentially seek opportunities elsewhere come January.