By Mark Smith

25th Aug, 2021 | 4:10pm

MOT View: COVID-19 could see Leeds interest in Ryan Kent hit the skids

COVID-19 could be about to ruin the chances of Leeds United signing Rangers star Ryan Kent this month.

The English attacker has been forced into isolation and is missing from the Bears squad to face Alashkert on Thursday [The Sun].

Kent will have to isolate for 10 days now, and could not be back in action until September, and more importantly after the August deadline.

Leeds have been strongly linked with Kent for over a year now.

The Daily Mail reported this week that Steven Gerrard was fearing a late approach for his star man from Elland Road late in the window.

Other targets such as Noa Lang at Club Brugge are said to be too expensive, and after the Scottish side crashed out of the Champions League, Kent’s price may have dropped.

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That has led to extra belief that a move could materialise, although Leeds haven’t made a concrete move since that happened.


Even if Leeds made the last-gasp decision to launch a major move, it looks as though Kent is stuck where he is.

Victor Orta will surely be working non-stop in the final week of this window, with midfield and attack on the top of his list.

Any major moves have been reported as unlikely, but Angus Kinnear also admitted that the Whites are ready to swoop if something appears.

This looks as one we can scratch off the list, with the COVID-19 crisis set to ruin my potential move to West Yorkshire and the Premier League for Kent.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites want to sign Canada-born attacker, Victor Orta watching intently – report