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Paul Robinson believes “there’s a potential deal to be done” for Leeds United to sign Ryan Kent from Rangers before the transfer window slams shut at 11pm on Thursday.
The Daily Mail reported on Tuesday (30 August) that the Whites are eyeing a late move for the 25-year-old winger before Football Scotland added that “Leeds could offer him a bumper salary and the chance to play in England’s top-flight under Jesse Marsch”.
Kent is in the final year of his contract at Ibrox but remains a vital part of Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s plans.
The former Liverpool winger was consistently linked with Leeds during Marcelo Bielsa’s time in charge and Robinson feels that if Victor Orta’s sway on the transfers hasn’t reduced, the Oldham-born ace could still be a target.
However, Robinson has questioned whether Orta still has as much contract due to the fact that a lot of the business done this summer seems to have been pushed through by Marsch.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News about the fresh Kent speculation, Robinson said: “There’s a potential deal to be done there.
“He’s quite often linked with the Premier League and he’s quite often linked with Leeds as well.
“Kent is a player the previous regime has liked.
“Whether Victor Orta’s got the same say or power he’s got regarding player recruitment as before, you’d question that because if you look at who’s come in, it looks to be more the manager’s recruitment than Victor’s or anyone else.
“Whether Kent is a player still on their radar or not, it’s yet to be seen but he’s a player who would fit into the way Marsch wants to play with the high-energy pressing.
“Kent would fit that bill very well. He would definitely strengthen the squad and would definitely strengthen the starting 11 as well as the squad.”
Brenden Aaronson, Rasmus Kristensen and Tyler Adams all played for Marsch prior to his arrival at Leeds while Marc Roca and Luis Sinisterra have felt more like Orta-esque signings.
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