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.
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.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) August 19, 2020
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.”
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.