Paul Robinson has claimed that Glasgow Rangers will now be able to keep Ryan Kent away from the clutches of Leeds United.
The Lowdown: Leeds interest
Leeds United have previously been linked with a move for Kent, although the summer window is now shut.
Should Kent start for Rangers?
However, after they announced the signing of Dan James from Manchester United on Transfer Deadline Day, it is not clear whether they would still revisit their interest in the Englishman in January.
The Latest: Robinson on Kent
Speaking to Football Insider, former Whites and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper now pundit Robinson has claimed that any potential move for Kent to his old team is now dead and buried after the arrival of James to Elland Road:
“I always knew it would be a difficult one for Leeds to pull off.
“Rangers under Gerrard are a different prospect to what they were, they have the potential to compete and fight on all fronts.
“Leeds would probably have been priced out of a move. Now Dan James has come I think that one is dead in the water.
“He hasn’t started the season particularly well. Now with the window shut hopefully that gives him some stability and he can turn that form around.”
The Verdict: Keep
The Ibrox faithful must look to keep hold of their best players for as long as possible, and Kent is certainly one of them.
Described as ‘fantastic’ by former Light Blues right-back Alan Hutton, the winger scored an impressive 13 goals and supplied a further 15 assists in 52 games in total across all competitions across the 2020/21 season (Transfermarkt).
Nonetheless, he still has potential to develop even more at just 24 years of age, and will only get better under the management of Steven Gerrard.
Thus, the Gers need to stand firm with a huge valuation, in case Leeds do end up revisiting their interest despite James’ signing.
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