By Sam Stone

11th May, 2023 | 9:40pm

Leeds United on trail of exit-bound Ryan Kent, transfer interest set to hit overdrive

Leeds United are set to battle Udinese and Bologna for exit-bound Rangers forward Ryan Kent, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

Kent has yet to agree a new deal with the Scottish giants and is set to depart the club at the end of the 2022/23 season.

Tuttomercatoweb report on 11 May that the 26-year-old’s exit from Ibrox will “ignite” the summer market.

It’s believed Fenerbahce have already offered Kent a contract, with Leeds and the Serie A duo also interested.


A move Kent will depend heavily on what league Leeds are playing their football in come the start of the 2023/24 season. If the Whites are a Premier League side, then Kent is unlikely to feature much. He’s hardly been setting the world alight in Scotland and has yet to prove whether he’s top-flight quality. It would be a gamble.

However, if the Whites are relegated, a move does make sense. The Championship is a similar standard to the Scottish Premiership in some aspects and there’s a chance the winger could be a useful addition, particularly on a free transfer.

Leeds have been continually linked to Kent for what seems like an eternity. If he was to move to Elland Road, it probably would’ve happened by now. Furthermore, the interest in the winger could well have been led by Victor Orta. The Spaniard has since departed and that could have led to a change in strategy.

In other Leeds United news, the club may now face a losing battle to keep their star player at Elland Road beyond the summer transfer window.