Ryan Kent has been strongly linked with a move from Rangers to Leeds United for some time. The ex-Liverpool star has an admirer in Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road – but looks settled at Ibrox under Steven Gerrard. However, The Sun’s Alan Nixon states Leeds are still keen on Kent.
Kent, 24, enjoyed his best season in professional football last term by a considerable distance. The winger had a hand in 28 goals during 52 appearances in all competitions as Rangers won the Scottish Premiership title, and reached the last 16 of the Europa League.
The winger was sensational – that is, despite playing in more of an inverted role as a 10, rather than an out-and-out left winger. Back in April, Nixon reported on The Sun’s website that Leeds were going in with a third attempt to sign Kent. The Yorkshire side are ready to table £15million to get Kent.
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Such a fee would see Rangers make more than 100% profit on the player they signed permanently from Liverpool for £7million. Certainly, he has proved his worth with 55 goals involvements in 128 Rangers outings. Kent is the beating heart of an attack that saw off the challenge of Celtic.
Now, during a back and forth with fans on Twitter, Sun reporter Nixon stated that Leeds still want Kent – or a player in his mould. Kent though is likely to want to remain at Rangers, having qualified for the third-qualifying round of the Champions League.