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Paul Robinson has said that Rangers attacker Ryan Kent will have changed his agent because he was unhappy with his current representation.
Football Insider reported that Kent has changed agents with Rangers desperate to tie him down to a longer contract.
Leeds tabled a bid for Kent over the summer but it was rejected by Rangers.
Robinson has said that Kent could be changing agents because he’s seeking a move to a bigger club.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “You switch an agent because you are not happy with him.
“There can be a number of different reasons but if a club is not willing to sell you, an agent cannot force a club to sell you.
“Rangers did not want to sell Ryan Kent because the deal was not what they wanted. You can have the best agent in the world but if a club does not want to sell you they won’t.
“But there are certain agents that have links with clubs. Certain agents are linked to certain managers. They can get you certain moves to the so-called bigger clubs. He may have felt that he outgrew his agent.
“If the Kent deal is to be done, from the outside looking in it would be a pretty easy one to do.
“A player of his calibre, wages would not be a problem so it would all be down to Leeds and Rangers agreeing a fee. After that, the agent’s job is pretty easy.”
Kent has enjoyed a brilliant start to the season with Rangers.
He’s scored six goals and added seven assists, and Rangers are 11 points clear at the top of the table, and unbeaten in all competitions.
Given how close they are to finally wrestling the title from Celtic, we can’t see them selling any of their best players in January.
However, next summer is a different matter and we would love to see Kent at Elland Road.
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