Leeds United are not exactly hanging about when it comes to their transfer business this summer.
One other name that has been mentioned as a potential target is that of Rangers winger Ryan Kent.
In fact, Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard has even gone as far as to confirm a bid from Marcelo Bielsa’s men – although he was also quick to point out that the offer was “nowhere near” his valuation of the player.
A recent report from The Sun has suggested that the Whites could go back in for the wide man with an improved bid of around £14 million, and based on his early season form, it’s not hard to see why Leeds are so keen to snap him up.
Prior to Rangers’ clash against Hamilton on Saturday evening, in which he registered an assist, Sky Sports focussed in on the ex-Liverpool player and his output over the first five games of the Scottish season.
So far this term, not including the most recent round of fixtures, Kent ranks first in terms of goals scored, shots on goal, shots on target, and dribbles completed.
He also ranks second in terms of touches taken in the opposition box.
Ryan Kent's recorded more shots, shots on target and dribbled past more opponents than any player in @spfl so far this season
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) August 29, 2020
Granted, there is a considerable difference in quality between the Scottish top flight and the English Premier League, but those numbers show a player who is willing to get his head down and really drive at a defence.
Kent’s directness and willingness to have a shot on goal makes him a constant threat for the Gers, and those traits will be in demand no matter which side of the border he ends up playing come the end of the transfer window.
That kind of high energy play is something that Bielsa will no doubt be a huge fan of, and taking those stats into account, moving for him looks like a very smart idea.
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