By Dave Woods

1st Aug, 2019 | 12:49pm

Leeds should secure Kent in bargain deal

It looks like Leeds are set to bank £3.5m from the sale of Bailey Peacock-Farrell to Burnley.

But, while the club is seemingly set on bringing in a replacement before the transfer window shuts, we can think of a better use for the money.

Marcelo Bielsa wanted four players this summer and he’s already signed three of them – Helder Costa, Ben White and Jack Harrison. The other player he wanted – preferably on loan – was Liverpool’s Ryan Kent.

However, Jurgen Klopp ruled out another loan move after the 22-year-old spent a successful 18/19 season at Rangers with Steven Gerrard.

The Liverpool manager said: “His time is over for loans. At the age he is now, he needs to find a place where he can settle. We will see what happens but a loan is not planned.”

Rangers can’t afford to buy him but could the £3.5m that Leeds get for Peacock-Farrell facilitate a late move?

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According to journalist Andrew Dickson it would only take £7m to sign him – down from a reported fee in excess of £12m earlier in the summer.

If Kent is a hit at Leeds like he was at Ibrox, that would be a real bargain for a player who has impressed Bielsa and his resale value could be much more than that in the future.

If Bielsa doesn’t want another centre-back and is happy with Will Huffer and Kamil Miazek as stand-ins for Kiko Casilla or can find a cheap loan keeper, Kent should be the final throw of the dice for Leeds.