Leeds United have been handed a transfer blow with Rangers star Ryan Kent keen to stay at Ibrox for at least another 12 months.
That’s according to sources provided to Football Insider, who claim that Kent wants a crack at the Champions League under Steven Gerrard next season.
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The report claims that Victor Orta and co ‘will move on to other targets’ as a result, six words that appear to end the club’s interest in Kent for good.
Orta already has a list of potential wide forward targets drawn up, and it seems as if he’ll be looking at that over the coming months following the update on Kent.
Transfer Tavern take
Although Kent could have proved to have been a solid signing by the Whites, we have total confidence in Orta pulling off another shrewd attacking acquisition.
Orta sealed arguably one of the signings of the season last year in Raphinha’s £17m move on deadline day, with the Brazilian Leeds’ best-rated performer in the club’s first campaign back in the top flight, as per WhoScored.
It doesn’t look as if Kent will be heading to Elland Road, but that allows Orta to explore other attacking options to bolster Marcelo Bielsa’s squad as they look to build on an impressive campaign, and if his scoop for Raphinha is anything to go by, he certainly knows how to find a bargain in the crowded market for quality attacking players.
In other news: Phil Hay drops major hint on Leeds’ summer transfer plans involving Kalvin Phillips, find out more here.
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