Report suggests Ger hasn't ruled out leaving, journalist says response given to eight-figure bid
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Report gives update on Kent mindset as Leeds bid for Rangers star

A Daily Star report has given an update on Ryan Kent’s mindset after Leeds United were linked with a move for the lively Rangers winger.

The Sun reported on Wednesday afternoon that newly promoted Premier League side Leeds were eyeing up a £10 million move for Kent.

Leeds United are said to be interested in Rangers winger Ryan Kent. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

Marcelo Bielsa is a long-term admirer of the winger, who the Gers signed from Liverpool for around £7 million in September 2019 [The Times].

It’s claimed that Leeds are keen to agree a fee with Rangers this week with a view to convincing the 23-year-old to move back to England.

In response to the initial article in the Sun, the Daily Star are reporting that Kent is currently happy at Rangers but could be interested in the chance to crack the Premier League should a fee be agreed.

On Thursday morning, Sun journalist Alan Nixon, who broke the initial story about Leeds’ interest, claimed on Twitter that the English club have tabled an initial offer which Rangers have rejected.

Kent has started all four of the Gers’ 2020/21 Premiership fixtures, scoring in wins over Aberdeen and St Johnstone.

Kent nets during the 2020/21 Premiership opener against Aberdeen. (Photo by ANDREW MILLIGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Leeds make move for Rangers winger Kent – Verdict

Given that the transfer window is open until October, it was always likely that other clubs would come in for Rangers players after the Premiership campaign began.

It would surely take considerably more than £10 million for the Gers to part with Kent at this stage, though.

The club invested in Kent because they envisaged him playing a key role in the pursuit of trophies, so parting with him just a year later for a mere £3 million profit was never likely to be attractive.

Starved of opportunities during his time at Liverpool, it would be understandable if the winger wanted a chance to make his mark in the Premier League.

Realistically, though, he’s only just starting to produce consistently in the Scottish Premiership and it would be better for both the player and the club if he stayed put for at least the duration of this season.

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