The last few windows have seen much interest from Leeds United in Rangers’ Ryan Kent, but after the appointment of Jesse Marsch the links have gone cold.
The Elland Road club have been extensively linked to ex-Liverpool winger Kent throughout his career but there hasn’t been much, if anything, linking the two of late.
During Steven Gerrard’s tenure, Rangers reportedly rejected a £10m offer from Leeds United for the winger as ex-manager Marcelo Bielsa eyed up a move.
But the Argentine is no longer in charge at the club and since USA coach Jesse Marsch took over there hasn’t been a mention of the club returning for Kent this summer.
This comes despite the fact Ryan is in the final year of his contract, meaning Rangers likely need to sign Kent up or move him on in this window.
The winger showed his quality throughout the run to the Europa League Final and at 25 is entering the prime years of his career.
Leeds United links to Rangers winger Ryan Kent go cold
There was a time when a move to the Premier League felt inevitable but now Ryan Kent is at an interesting juncture in his own career.
Signed for £7m from Liverpool after an initially successful loan stint in Scotland, Rangers will be looking to recoup that fee plus change if the player is to leave the club.
But for fans who’ve grown accustomed the silky winger on the left-hand side of Rangers’ attack, Kent is a huge player for the Ibrox team and would be massive boots to fill.
An attacking threat who can come up with moments of magic, the winger is also a disciplined player who puts in the hard yards and has proven his athleticism time and again.
So whilst his contract ticks down and links to Leeds United go cold, it may prove the best thing in the end for Rangers as they look ahead to next season and a potential new contract.
Meanwhile, a new deal for a Rangers international is “likely a priority” heading into next season.