Journalist in Ryan Kent Rangers release clause claim as Leeds United hover
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Journalist in Ryan Kent Rangers release clause claim as Leeds United hover

Rangers winger Ryan Kent has a £20m release clause in his contract amid reports of Leeds United interest, according to a report in the Athletic.

Jordan Campbell is claiming that the ex-Liverpool winger has the sizeable figure written into his contract – the same one which was signed following his £7m move from Liverpool.

Rangers winger Ryan Kent reportedly has a £20m release clause in his contract. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

These claims come amid reports of Bielsa’s interest in the tricky winger, 24, who remains a vital part of the Rangers squad.

Campbell claims that the Elland Road club have previously bid £12m for the player and confirms that Marcelo Bielsa is a personal admirer of the talented Englishman.

But the suggestion that the Lilywhites can activate a £20m release clause will be of considerable note to Rangers fans who’ve heard plenty regarding a potential clause in the past.

However, these concerned rumours from last season that Kent had a £10m stipulation in his contract, something which was denied by journalist Alan Nixon.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has also previously been grilled on a potential Ryan Kent release clause and ominously refused to rule it out.

“Every player has different things in their contracts, that’s just the way it is,” he said [Glasgow Times].

“Negotiations take place between each individual and the club and it’s not my place to divulge what is in an individual’s contract.

“What I will say is that if the valuation of any player is met then as much as I would like the final say on it, it will probably be taken out of my hands.”

Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa is a keen admirer of Kent. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Whatever the case, Kent remains an important part of the Ibrox side’s plans and we imagine that if there is a £20m release clause, it’ll need to be met for the player to leave.

Leeds have been extensively linked to Kent once again this summer but according to one report, there’s a £30m reason why they won’t be pouncing.