Ryan Kent is a player who Leeds United are getting linked with again.
It’s not a surprise. He’s a player who Leeds put a £10m bid in for last summer, only to see it rejected by Rangers.
And it’s been a very quiet window for Leeds so far.
However, Rangers are on the cusp of greatness. They’re 20 points ahead of Celtic in the Premiership and on the brink of stopping Celtic from getting to ten titles in a row.
We can’t see Kent leaving in this window even if Leeds were still interested.
#LUFC are tipped to sign winger Ryan Kent, who has five goals and seven assists for Rangers this season.
— Leeds United News (@LeedsUnitedYEP) January 21, 2021
However, the summer could be a different matter. If Rangers do win the title then you could see a number of players decide to leave at the top.
Kent could be one. He must surely harbour a desire to play in the Premier League and if Bielsa liked him last summer, the chances are he likes him now.
We’ve seen a lot of him over the past year and we’ve liked what we’ve seen, although he has been off the boil for the past few weeks.
And the big question is, do Leeds really need another winger?
We might do. If Helder Costa doesn’t improve then we could see him getting moved on in the summer. And Kent does offer versatility in attack.
The Yorkshire Evening Post asked the Leeds fans if they’d still want him at the club and while responses were mixed, there were plenty of supporters who want to see him at Elland Road.
And one fan said, “If we get him, can we sell Costa then?”
Here are the best reactions…
If we get him can we sell Costa then
— langdog (@langelmessi) January 21, 2021
Kent not just a winger btw. Versatile and capable across the attack/CAM. Still no incomings unless a first team player leaves.
— MB_92 (@_MB92_) January 21, 2021
Bielsa likes him. 24 years old on about 28k week right footed. Play Raphina on the left and Jack at Left back is probably his plan. Cost around 7mn so very possible. I think Jack would do well at LWB.
— (((Mark Hoff Hansard))) 💙💛 (@drasnah) January 21, 2021
I’ve seen Kent many times and he is a typical Bielsa player, very hard working with pace, I also agree that Danny Rose is a no brainer on a free.
— adrian beaumont hayes (@BeaumontHayes) January 21, 2021
We really don't need a winger. Either play Rodrigo as a proper 10 or sign a 10. Back up GK wouldn't go amiss either. Otherwise I think the squad is fine
— 🏳️🌈 Stu Dalgleish 💛💙 (@StuDalgleish) January 22, 2021
He’s quality how can fans say he wouldn’t improve the squad 🤣
— Connor Trevena (@c_trevz) January 21, 2021
Would love it too happen but I doubt it lol
— Aidan (@Aidann___) January 21, 2021
Yes, very direct player, doesn’t mess about like some of our bunch are prone to do
— Phil Hardaker (@philjh1975) January 22, 2021
Down to Bielsa and only Bielsa
— Br1t 2000 (@Br1t2000) January 21, 2021
He is class! Yes please
— Daniel Lewis (@Danlewisuk) January 21, 2021
Great signing if true https://t.co/zIMm92DEJi
— Aram (@AramLeeds) January 21, 2021
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