Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta prefer different attacking players at Leeds United aim to secure late additions to their squad, according to Phil Hay.
The Athletic journalist reported on Wednesday that Orta is “hugely keen” on signing Harry Wilson from Liverpool but Bielsa prefers Rangers attacker Ryan Kent.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has already confirmed that Leeds have had a bid rejected for Kent while speculation linking Wilson with a move to Elland Road seems to come up every year.
Writing on The Athletic website, Hay said: “As for Harry Wilson, Orta is always hugely keen on him but Bielsa hasn’t sanctioned a move for him yet. I get the impression that Bielsa thinks more of Ryan Kent.”
Wilson started 20 of Bournemouth’s 38 Premier League matches while on loan with the Cherries as they were relegated last season.
Kent, on the other hand, helped Rangers to a second-place finish in the Scottish Premiership and impressed in the Europa League as the Gers made it to the last-16 before losing to Bayer Leverkusen.
Of course, there’s a massive difference between the Premier League and the Scottish Premiership but one of these players has enjoyed better form over the last year than the other and Kent is definitely that player.
The former Liverpool attacker has also started this season in sublime form by scoring four goals in seven Scottish Premiership fixtures as well as supplying two assists.
We would take either of these players but while we trust Orta, we trust Bielsa way more so we would have to say we’d prefer Kent too.
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