Rangers have confirmed Ryan Kent will leave the club on a free transfer this summer with Leeds United among the sides linked.

The Scottish side announced via their official website Kent will be one of a number of first team players departing for nothing at the end of the season alongside Alfredo Morelos, Scott Arfield, Allan McGregor and Filip Helander.

Including an initial season-long-loan spell, Kent has spent five years at Ibrox in a period which has seen him make over 200 appearances at the club.

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The 26-year-old played a crucial role in Rangers winning their first SPL title in 10 years back in 2020/21, as well as a number of memorable European campaigns, which included reaching the Europa League final 12 months ago.

In total, Kent scored 33 goals and provided 57 assists during his time in Scotland and will be remembered fondly by the club’s supporters.

Leeds have been linked with Kent

It wouldn’t be a summer transfer window without Leeds being linked with a move for Kent, and him being available on a free could open the door for a switch to Elland Road.

That said, a number of top-flight sides from England, Belgium, Italy and Turkey are also said to be keen, which would make it difficult for Leeds if they are relegated on Sunday.

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Leeds are set for a huge turnover of players this summer and picking someone like Kent up on a free could be a shrewd bit of business.

That said, Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta were said to be the main driving forces behind past interest in Kent, and they are no longer at the club.

It does feel as though this is a ship that sailed a long time ago now.

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