Leeds United’s bid to sign Rangers winger Ryan Kent is “in trouble”, according to The Sun reporter Alan Nixon.
The Whites are understood to be keenly interested in signing the wide man, with Gers boss Steven Gerrard revealing recently that they have already had one bid knocked back for the ex-Liverpool man.
The Sun have previously reported that Marcelo Bielsa’s men were preparing to go back in with an improved offer of around £14 million for Kent in the coming weeks.
But Nixon has suggested that fears over losing fellow Ibrox star Alfredo Morelos have made Gerrard even more resolute in his determination to hang on to the 23-year-old.
Writing in a piece for the print edition of The Sun on Sunday (August 30th, p.62), he said: “Leeds’ bid for Ryan Kent is in trouble as Rangers boss Steven Gerrard fears losing Alfredo Morelos.
“Gers will not let Kent go with unsettled striker Morelos likely to move soon”.
This is not good news for Leeds.
Kent has started this season on fire, as examined by MOT Leeds News just yesterday, and he put in another stellar display against Hamilton on Saturday evening.
The winger may not have added to his record of three goals in five games going into that match, but he was still good enough to be handed a man-of-the-match award by the BBC.
It’s understandable, therefore, that Rangers are desperate not to lose him, regardless of the Morelos situation, and in fairness to Steven Gerrard’s side, they’re not really under huge pressure to do so.
Kent only signed for the club last year, and provided he isn’t agitating for a move – which the Daily Record denies he is – then the Gers should be able to hang on to him if they see fit.
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