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Leeds United: Ryan Kent still a target

Leeds United: Ryan Kent still a target -Leeds United Transfer Rumours

Leeds United are still interested in signing Ryan Kent from Rangers, according to 90Min

The lowdown

The Athletic’s Phil Hay noted last August that Leeds and their former manager Marcelo Bielsa had ‘liked Ryan Kent for a long time’.

The Rangers winger is now approaching the final year of his £18,000-per-week contract at Ibrox.

Kent may only have scored three goals for the Gers this season, but he’s also provided a team-high 19 assists.

For context, Leeds’ most prolific creator this season is Dan James with just five.

The latest

Rangers are planning to offer Kent a new contract but they know that they won’t be able to match the money on offer in the Premier League, report 90Min.

They’re also wary of losing him for nothing in 2023, and sources have told the outlet that a number of clubs are looking to capitalise on the situation.

Leeds ‘remain keen’ on the signing, with Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Championship winners Fulham providing domestic competition.

He’s also grabbed the interest of RB Leipzig after meeting the Bundesliga outfit in the Europa League semifinal. The former Liverpool man also ‘destroyed Dortmund’ in the Round of 32, in the words of sports journalist Josh Bunting.

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The verdict

Leeds may be keen observers of the UEL final in Seville later this month.

Of course, they’ll have the opportunity to watch Kent in action against Eintracht Frankfurt, but he’s not the only reported target on show.

A recruitment source revealed to Football Insider that Frankfurt’s Daichi Kamada is also admired at Elland Road.

Leeds may actually be more likely to land the player on the losing side, with the winner’s team qualifying for the group stages of next season’s UEFA Champions League.

In other news, Leeds have made contact over this Wolves star.

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