Talking on Sky Sports, Rangers attacker Ryan Kent said he has been flattered by the interest shown in him by Premier League side Leeds United but is solely focused on playing for Scottish giants.
Kent has been a player that’s been on Leeds’ radar for the last couple of seasons.
Leeds had a £10m bid rejected for the player last summer.
Having won the title with Rangers this season, Kent will play in the Champions League next campaign. He’s been in incredible form, scoring 10 and assisting nine in 46 games in all competitions this term, per WhoScored.
Speaking to Sky Sports about his future, Kent said, per Leeds Live, “It’s nice to be linked with other football clubs, the big clubs, but you’ve got to understand the duty of where you’re at and as long as I’m at Rangers I’ll always give 100 percent to the club.
“I love this place and it’s done so much for me. As long as I am here my mind is solely focused on Rangers.
“Is the Champions League a motivation? Massive.”
Should look elsewhere
Kent is a brilliant prospect who undoubtedly would walk into our playing eleven. He’s also a top professional who is known to put in the hard yards on the training pitch.
Speaking about Kent in November, Gers boss Steven Gerrard said, “He’s in magnificent shape. He trains extremely hard in the gym and on the training pitch.
“He’s professional, selfless for the team. He does a lot of work that people probably don’t notice in terms of blocking lines and being in the right place in regaining the ball.”
Alex McLeish has described him as a “gamechanger” [Ibrox News]
However, he’s keen to play in the Champions League next season, and convincing him to leave could prove to be an ordeal.
Even Rangers are unlikely to part ways with him on the cheap. Recently, the Whites tabled their third bid of £15m, and Paul Robinson believes that we would have to shell out more if we are to sign a player of his calibre.
The 24-year-old does look like an ideal Marcelo Bielsa player and while we would love to have him, it seems unlikely he’ll want to move anywhere, let alone to Elland Road this summer.
We should instead focus our attention elsewhere on players that want to join and help take us to the next level.
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