Leeds United want to sign Rangers winger Ryan Kent in a £15million move, report The Scottish Sun.
The Whites have unsuccessfully bid for the 24-year-old in the past, with an £11million offer reportedly rejected last summer.
Marcelo Bielsa is keen to land the former Liverpool star however and has told Victor Orta that there is a position in his squad waiting to be filled by Kent – if the director of football can do a deal.
Rangers managing executive Stewart Robertson has publicly spoken of the need to sell players this summer [BBC], so now may be the best time for Leeds to swoop for Kent.
Get him in the building
Leeds have been long-term admirers of Kent so it is natural we are trying to sign him once again.
Jack Harrison’s future has not yet been finalised and Kent would be a brilliant replacement for the Manchester City loanee if a permanent deal cannot be reached.
Even if Harrison does sign we should still move for Kent, however.
Competition for places will allow us to make the next step up and Kent is full of talent.
He has 12 goals and 13 assists in all competitions this term and has impressed in the Europa League – he scored a brilliant solo effort at Royal Antwerp in February.
That indicates he could boost us in our quest for European qualification, and at £15million he is a bit of a bargain as he is only going to get better.
Harrison, Raphinha and Patrick Bamford are all capable of producing magical moments and Kent’s pace and direct style means we would carry quite the threat with that foursome.
Bielsa appears to be a huge fan and that is the best endorsement of all.
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