Ryan Kent has struggled at Rangers since his £7million move to Ibrox on a permanent basis last summer from Liverpool – and Leeds United supporters are relieved their club did not land the English winger, despite being linked.
Kent, 23, initially joined Steven Gerrard’s side in the summer of 2018 on a season-long loan and he instantly impressed. Indeed, the former Barnsley and Bristol City loanee had a hand in 15 goals during 42 league and cup outings.
It saw Rangers choose to splash £7million (Record) to sign Kent last summer. Since then, he has enjoyed moments such as scoring in the 2-1 win over Celtic and finding the back of the net in the second last 32 leg against Braga.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claimed in September 2019 that Leeds had agreed a fee for Kent, too, but chose to sign a striker instead. Indeed, it is believed Jack Harrison’s form made Marcelo Bielsa look for a striker instead.
Now, Kent is struggling for consistent form while Harrison has become a regular in the Leeds side – clocking up 39 appearances for the Whites as they close in on promotion to the Premier League. Leeds can land Harrison for £8million.
Leeds fans discussed Rangers winger Kent on Twitter and are relieved that they chose to sign Harrison, instead of spending big on Kent.
For the #lufc fans who thought we made a mistake not signing Ryan Kent for £6.5 Million…
All in that terrible chip shop league and an attitude that’s been questioned everywhere he’s been!
Bullet dodged 👍🏽
— Lewy Pearce (@LewyPearce) March 6, 2020
I liked the look of him at the time too but his attitude stinks by the sounds of it
— E-Leeds United (@e_LeedsUnited) March 6, 2020
Kent 0 assists in a year at rangers. a lad i really wanted us to sign, until it came between a striker or winger anyway. shocked how its gone but he would have had an experienced coach when he needed it in his career under bielsa. agents and clubs need to better advise young pros
— d̳e̳a̳n̳ (@deancore) March 6, 2020
So glad that one didn't work out, it was always clear to me that Kent wasn't up to much. I'm not sure even Bielsa would have got that much out of him this season. #lufc
— Tommy (@tommy_lufc) March 6, 2020
One of them players that have all the attributes but just need someone to show them how to use them
— James Howson (@BigJimmy_V) March 6, 2020
A glorified pub league.
— David 282k💙💛 (@davidkerr2821) March 6, 2020