Rangers manager Steven Gerrard expects more clubs to make contact about attacker Ryan Kent after Leeds United failed with a bid to sign him last month.

Speaking in Augustin, Gerrard confirmed that Rangers rejected an offer from Leeds, which was reportedly in the region of £10million.

The Athletic journalist Phil Hay has told the Totally Football podcast that the Whites have not yet returned with a new bid for the former Liverpool attacker but Gerrard is anticipating more interest in the close stages of the transfer window.

“We hope that Ryan remains in the place he’s in. He’s happy, settled and is enjoying his football,” said Gerrard, as quoted by Sky Sports.

“He is going to get more interest, we’re going to get more phone calls over Ryan Kent because he’s a fantastic player.”

Gerrard is bound to big up one of his own players but it is good that he’s so keen to keep Kent and has been raving about him to the media.

The Rangers manager added: “He hasn’t let any interest affect him. He’s used it as a compliment that people are enjoying what they’re seeing in terms of his form. He’s scoring goals and looking very dangerous.”

Stats on Sky Sports add that no player has scored more goals than Kent [3] in the opening six matches of the season while he also leads the way in shots, shots on target and dribbles attempted.

Marcelo Bielsa likes to have plenty of wide players available for him to select from in his squad and Kent’s form north of the border suggests that he could be good enough to play in the Premier League.

But there’s a massive gulf in class between the Scottish Premiership and England’s top-flight.

Will Kent be the leading dribbles in the Premier League? No. Will he be a contender for the golden boot? No. Will he be among the likes of Kevin De Bruyne for chances created? No.

Kent’s doing well and we’d be happy to see him arrive at Leeds but we have to dampen expectations a bit because he’s probably not even going to be a starter if he does head to Elland Road.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are favourites to sign this player after an offer was tabled.


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