By Craig Scott

21st Jul, 2019 | 6:02pm

Leeds revive hunt to sign Liverpool winger Ryan Kent

Leeds United are back in the running to sign Ryan Kent on a season-long loan from Liverpool before the summer transfer window slams shut next month.

According to reliable news outlet Football Insider, the Whites have held new talks about signing Kent, 22, via third parties after previously abandoning their hunt for a temporary deal.

Football Insider previously reported that Kent wanted to seal either a permanent exit from Anfield or return to Rangers on loan after he enjoyed a successful campaign under Steven Gerrard’s leadership last season.

Kent had arguably the best season of his career in Glasgow as he scored six goals and supplied nine assists in 43 appearances across all competitions for the Scottish Premiership giants.

He was named as Scotland’s young player of the year for his efforts in blue and since returning to Merseyside at the end of his loan spell north of the border, Liverpool have reportedly slapped a price-tag on his head worth up to £12million.

Leeds are unlikely to stand a chance of signing Kent for that amount of money, but a sixth loan move of the winger’s career could be on the cards after the Yorkshire club reignited their interest.

Marcelo Bielsa is a manager who likes to have a lot of options in wide positions.

Jack Harrison and Helder Costa have already been signed up on temporary deals this summer while Jack Clarke was sold to Tottenham and signed back on loan.

Bielsa also has Ezgjan Alioski, Stuart Dallas, Pablo Hernandez and potentially Kemar Roofe to choose from when it comes to selecting his wingers next season.

While Kent is a good player with a lot of potential, it remains to be seen whether he would be interested in joining a club on loan where he would face a lot of competitions to get into the starting line-up.