Leeds United would reportedly be able to sign Rangers winger Ryan Kent for £20million, due to a release clause in his contract.
The Lowdown: Kent linked with Leeds move
The Whites have been linked with numerous players during the summer transfer window, in order to bolster Marcelo Bielsa’s options.
The Scottish Premiership outfit even rejected a Leeds bid for their star winger last summer, so it’s clear Bielsa and co have been eyeing a move for some time.
The Latest: Release clause revealed
A key update has now been provided on the former Liverpool man, with The Athletic claiming that he has a £20million release clause in his current deal.
Leeds have been rumoured to be willing to pay £12million for Kent’s services, so they’ll need to up that by another 66 per cent if they want to get the job done.
The Verdict: Not worth it?
Kent is a good player who has flourished in Scotland – he has been hailed as ‘frightening’ by teammate Scott Arfield – but it would be reckless for Leeds to pay such a big amount for his services.
The winger has never played in the Premier League and ultimately didn’t cut the mustard at Liverpool, making just one solitary appearance for them.
If Leeds were able to sign Kent for around half that amount, it could be worth a punt, but it is hard to see him ousting Raphinha or Jack Harrison and justifying that price tag as a back-up.
In other news, Leeds are reportedly keen on signing a Premier League player – find out who it is here.
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