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Leeds: Whites still want to sign Ryan Kent after Rangers contract snub

Leeds: Whites still want to sign Ryan Kent after Rangers contract snub -Leeds United News

Leeds United are still eyeing a move for Rangers forward Ryan Kent, according to The Sunday Mirror.

The Lowdown: New deal rejected

The winger, who ‘destroyed Dortmund’ in the Europa League last season according to journalist Josh Bunting, has been on the radar at Elland Road for a number of years.

Rangers first rejected a £10m bid from Leeds in 2020 and rumours of a move continued over the summer, with the winger’s current contract set to expire at the end of the season.

The 25-year-old has reportedly rejected a new ‘big-money’ deal at Ibrox and has set his sights on a move to the Premier League.

The Latest: Leeds still keen on Kent

According to the print edition of The Sunday Mirror (2 October, page 71), as relayed by MOT Leeds News, the Whites remain in the hunt for Kent and will watch over the Englishman on Tuesday in the Champions League when he lines up against his former club Liverpool.

The report also states that Kent has snubbed a new contract at Ibrox and ‘will be a free agent next summer’. Aston Villa – who coincidentally take on Leeds at Elland Road today – are also credited with interest in the 25-year-old in the report.

The Verdict: Is he needed?

Kent is primarily a left winger who can also play as a second striker or on the right.

Jesse Marsch appears to be well stocked out wide, though, and he recently brought in Wilfried Gnonto, who can also feature from the wing.

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Leeds could really do with an out-and-out senior centre-forward to rival Patrick Bamford if they are to bolster their attacking options, especially due to his injury issues over the last 18 months.

However, it looks as if Victor Orta is still keen on finally bringing Kent to Yorkshire, so this could be one to keep an eye on heading into the New Year.

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