By Craig Scott

12th Nov, 2021 | 2:56pm

Aston Villa could snap up Ryan Kent before Leeds United after Steven Gerrard move from Rangers

Aston Villa may beat Leeds United to signing Rangers winger Ryan Kent after Steven Gerrard’s move to the Midlands, according to the Daily Record.

The newspaper reported via their print edition [November 12, page 7] that Gerrard “might fancy using his link” with the 25-year to change clubs.

It is understood that Leeds have been interested in signing Kent for the last 18 months but the £20million-rated attacker now seems more likely to join Gerrard at Villa than Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road.

We don’t need him.

After signing Daniel James from Manchester United in the summer transfer window, Leeds have little need for another wide player.

Bielsa has Raphinha and Jack Harrison to choose from as well as a host of youngsters and versatile players like Stuart Dallas, Crysencio Summerville and Tyler Roberts.

If Kent’s going to cost £20million then the “razor sharp” ex-Liverpool winger needs to be given a wide-berth because while it’s all well and good that he can perform well in Scotland, there are doubts about whether he could play similarly in the Premier League.

So far this season, Kent has scored just one goal in 11 matches. He’s also supplied five assists and only recently returned from a spell on the sidelines.

However, the failure to make an impact in matches against clubs like Ross County, Livingston and Dundee United suggest the Englishman would struggle in England’s top-flight.

Kent did well last season but he’s inconsistent, isn’t a player we need and would be a risk at £20million.

Villa are welcome to him.

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