Leeds United are expected to make a fresh bid for Rangers star Ryan Kent this summer, as Marcelo Bielsa looks to bolster his wide options.
The Lowdown: Kent impresses for Rangers
Rangers have enjoyed great success under Steven Gerrard, winning the Scottish Premiership title last season, and Kent has been a big part of it.
The winger has scored 27 goals in 134 appearances for Gerrard’s men, proving to be an influential attacking figure.
Leeds have been linked with a move for Kent, who has tried his luck in the Premier League once before with Liverpool, and a fresh update has now been provided regarding the situation.
The Latest: Leeds tipped to make bid
According to Football Insider, a Rangers source has claimed they are expecting a bid from the Whites before Tuesday’s transfer cutoff, as Bielsa looks to make a late move in the window.
Kent has two years remaining on his current deal, but he may feel a new challenge is required.
The Verdict: Strong competition out wide
Leeds look slightly light out wide, with Raphinha and Jack Harrison undisputed key men, but someone like Helder Costa acting as a mediocre backup, scoring just three times in the Premier League last season.
Ian Poveda has left on loan meanwhile, meaning an injury to the likes of Harrison or Raphinha would leave the options dangerously thin.
The £12.6million-rated Kent could be an upgrade, in that respect, not necessarily coming in as a regular starter, but someone who can offer quality from the bench and allow Bielsa to rotate.
In other news, Leeds reportedly decided against signing one Premier League player. Find out who it is here.
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