Gerrard worries over new Leeds United swoop to sign Rangers star Ryan Kent
Steven Gerrard fears Leeds United “could return” to sign Rangers forward Ryan Kent before the end of the transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.
The newspaper reported via their print edition on August 24 [page 72] that Marcelo Bielsa is in the hunt for a new winger and talks to sign Club Brugge’s Noa Lang have “hit an impasse”.
It is understood that Rangers manager Gerrard is now worrying that Leeds will turn their attention back towards Kent.
Kent has had more than enough time in Scottish football to prove himself.
Yes, he played well last season as Rangers won the Scottish Premiership title but the ex-Liverpool attacker’s form has been very inconsistent in his time in Glasgow.
The Englishman hasn’t started this season well, scoring zero goals and supply just two assists in six appearances.
He’s played against Livingston, Dundee United and Ross County in the Scottish Premiership without a direct say in any of the Gers’ goals. What chance is he going to have against Norwich, Brentford and Watford, who are better than basically all teams north of the border but arguably the weakest in the Premier League?
Kent isn’t better than what we already have.
Jack Harrison proved himself to be a Premier League-level left-winger last season and while Kent is one of the best left-wingers in Scotland, he’d probably have to make do with a spot on Marcelo Bielsa’s bench at Elland Road.
If we’re going to sign a new winger it needs to be someone who is happy to be a squad option for now so going for someone young with a big future ahead of them may be the way forward.
In other Leeds United news, a Dutch Eredivisie club wants to sign one of Bielsa’s young stars.