Premier League Leeds United could turn to Rangers winger Ryan Kent to replace outgoing Brazilian winger Raphinha, according to an American transfer journalist.
We mused over over Leeds potentially reigniting long-term interest in Rangers winger Kent as Chelsea prepare to splash £55m on the 25-year-old Brazil international.
And like clockwork Ryan Kent has already been cited as a potential replacement for the talented ex-Rennes star, who has impressed over the last two seasons at Elland Road.
Ryan Kent has been a long-term transfer target for Leeds United, who even had a £10m bid rejected for the player back in 2020 [BBC Sport]
And despite those links going cold since Marcelo Bielsa was sacked and Jesse Marsch was appointed, it’s been claimed Ryan Kent is still very much on Leeds United’s radar.
Rangers’ Ryan Kent still on Leeds United radar
American journalist Dean Jones made the claim on the Rank Squad podcast and also believes Club Brugge winger Noa Lang is another option for the Premier League side.
“Two other players to look out for, I guess, is Noa Lang,” said Jones.
“Lang is somebody that they still want to look into. And there’s Ryan Kent, too, who obviously we’ve talked about for ages in terms of being a Leeds target but genuinely is still a Leeds target.”
Rangers face a major dilemma when it comes to 25-year-old winger Ryan Kent as the £7m ex-Liverpool man prepares to enter the final year of his deal.
Kent showed on the Europa League stage in particular last season just how good a player he is and the Ibrox side may be forced to sell this summer if an appropriate offer comes into the club, otherwise they risk losing the player on a free next summer.
The contract situation surrounding Ryan Kent isn’t the only one which has Rangers fans nervous either with another key player being linked with an Ibrox exit.