A report in The Glasgow Times has claimed that Leeds United have far from given up in their hopes of signing Ryan Kent, with the Rangers forward continuing to impress despite the speculation surrounding his future at the club.
Leeds have had an offer of around the £10million mark rejected and were rumoured to have been considering making a bid of double the £7m that the Light Blues paid Liverpool for his services last summer.
Kent has arguably been Steven Gerrard’s most consistent and creative player so far this season and, if he was to let him leave, would surely command a transfer fee either similar or greater than the one wanted for Alfredo Morelos.
With four goals and three assists, the 23-year old is showing the benefits of having a full pre-season behind him and has fully recovered from the hamstring tear that wrecked his form in 2019/20 – although to have dropped below his usual standards and still manage a goal every three games in the league isn’t exactly shabby.
Who would you sell first?
Gerrard has spoken of his need to add extra numbers in midfield with any other transfer business dependant on potential outgoings, rumours are that Lille have made an increased offer for Morelos in the region of £18.6m and, even with Kemar Roofe’s injury setback, it would take a brave man to turn this down, his departure has been planned for, Kent’s on the other hand would be a disaster, making him the player least likely to leave this summer.
Rangers have conducted their transfer business in almost near perfect secrecy so far, and despite the names being mentioned in the press as potential signings, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Ross Wilson once again pulls a rabbit or two out of the hat either before or after the talismanic Colombian departs – the squad needs to get stronger, not weaker.