Leeds United’s interest in Rangers winger Ryan Kent has reportedly returned, with the Whites eyeing up a summer move for the 24-year-old.
The Lowdown: Kent shines for Rangers
Steven Gerrard’s side cruised to Premiership glory last season and there were a number of players who caught the eye at Ibrox. Kent was undoubtedly one of them, with the former Liverpool man chipping in with eight goals and seven assists for the Gers in the league.
The winger’s form has unsurprisingly seen him tipped to leave Ibrox, with Leeds considered a potential suitor within the past few months.
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The Latest: Leeds eye up move
According to The Athletic, the Whites ‘retain an interest’ in Kent this summer, with Marcelo Bielsa seeing him as possible addition out wide.
The report doesn’t state whether any bid has been made for the 24-year-old, but it is a further indication that Rangers may have work to do in keeping hold of the winger.
The Verdict: Gers must keep hold of him
Kent has been integral to the Gers’ success under Gerrard – he has 27 goals in 128 appearances overall – so the thought of losing him is a frightening one for the Light Blues.
The winger is a consistent source of goals and assists, also providing endless running and unpredictability, along with an average of 0.8 tackles and 0.6 interceptions per game in the Premiership in 2020/21.
However, Leeds are an exciting proposition under Bielsa, and their attacking nature (62 league goals last season) suggests that Kent could thrive under the Argentine, so Rangers’ work could be cut out if the 1.76m (5 foot 9) winger’s head is turned by a move to Elland Road.
In other news, one Leeds target looks set to join a fellow Premier League club this summer. Find out who it is here.
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