Ryan Kent’s agents have “made it clear” to Victor Orta that the Rangers attacker is not interested in a move to Leeds United.
That’s the information that’s come from Leeds Live, who claim that “Kent and his representatives have made it clear to Orta the wide man would not currently be receptive to a switch south.”
The report says that there is a very good relationship between Orta and Kent’s agents and they are keen for him to know the facts so that he doesn’t feel “led on”.
Leeds have tabled a £10m bid for Kent which was rejected out of hand by manager Steven Gerrard.
Leeds haven’t returned with a second bid but are said to be “keeping options open”, according to Phil Hay.
we've spoken about Kent previously. No second bid for him yet. Hasn't changed. They're not ruling one out but they are keeping options open.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) September 4, 2020
Player loyalty is good – just not this time
Player loyalty is a rare thing these days and when big opportunities come up, players normally jump.
Kent is different. Rangers pushed hard for him from Liverpool and have made him a central part of Steven Gerrard’s side.
It’s a big season for Rangers, who are looking to stop Celtic win a historic tenth title in a row.
If Gerrard doesn’t deliver any silverware this season his position at Rangers could become untenable. Keeping Kent would be a big deal to him.
The debate might rage on, but playing in the Premier League is, without doubt, a level above the Premiership, where Celtic are the only other team capable of winning the title.
If we were Rangers fans we’d absolutely love Kent’s stance. And, if Kent was a Leeds player turning down a move to Liverpool, we’d absolutely love him.
We can’t really complain when it goes the other way, so it’s time to move on from Kent – a player who not everyone was convinced about anyway.
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