Leeds United may reportedly be about to hit another stumbling block in their pursuit of Rangers attacker Ryan Kent.
According to the Daily Record, Leeds had offers of up to £10million rejected last summer for Kent and Whites manager Marcelo Bielsa is an admirer.
It is explained that the Premier League outfit are planning a fresh move in the summer to try bring him to Elland Road despite being told he’s not for sale.
The report explains that Scottish champions Rangers will now attempt to block any chance of the 24-year-old exiting by signing him up to a new deal.
Rangers will reportedly offer the 24-year-old a new “bumper” contract to secure his immediate future at Ibrox, albeit further down the line they will want to cash in on him.
Kent, who is a product of the Liverpool academy, is a highly-rated attacker that has been a major success during his time in Scotland so far.
The left-winger currently has 12 goals and 14 assists across all competitions this season, which included impressing on the European stage during the club’s Europa League run.
Kent has amazing individual ability, but combines that with energy, work rate and enthusiasm.
The English wide player looks like a Bielsa signing on paper, and giving him a chance to prove himself on the Premier League stage could really work.
However, it sounds like Steven Gerrard’s Rangers have no intention of allowing him walk through the exit doors at the end of the season, which is no surprise given his impact on the XI.
He’s one of the players in the Gers squad that brings an added X-factor with the ball at his feet.