Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing Rangers winger Ryan Kent during the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Kent impressing for Rangers
Having failed to make the grade at Liverpool as a youngster, Kent eventually sealed a permanent move to Rangers in 2019, enjoying great success there.
It could be that Kent is on the move this summer, with his contract ticking down to an expiry in 2023, and Leeds look to be in the running for his signature.
The Latest: Leeds keen on move
According to Football Insider, a Thorp Arch source has confirmed that the Whites are keen on signing the Englishman at the end of the season.
It is stated that Leeds could make a bid for him ‘once their Premier League status is secured’, with their interest not going anywhere after Marcelo Bielsa’s attempts to land Kent in summer 2020 – the Argentine saw a bid rejected by Gerrard.
The Verdict: Is he good enough?
While Kent has been one of the star players in the Scottish Premiership in recent years, making the step up to the Premier League is another challenge altogether.
For that reason, there would be a risk element in signing the winger, who didn’t cut the mustard at Liverpool, as mentioned, and has not come close to making an England squad.
That being said, Kent could be a handy squad player who shines alongside better footballers and through working with Jesse Marsch, as he drifts into the peak years of his career. There are still plenty of examples of players who have moved from Scotland to England and been big successes, from Andy Robertson to Virgil van Dijk, and he could be similar in that respect.
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