TeamTalk have claimed that Leeds United are set to sign Liverpool winger Ryan Kent this summer, after the two parties agreed a reduced fee – far smaller than the original £10million asking price.
Kent, 22, has long been linked with a move to Leeds this summer with Marcelo Bielsa a big admirer of the former Barnsley, Bristol City and Eintracht Frankfurt loanee. Last season, Kent shone on loan at Rangers.
Indeed, the Englishman starred for the Ibrox club. Under Steven Gerrard’s guidance, he scored six goals and laid on a further nine assists for the Glasgow club – winning the Scottish Young Player of the Year award.
Rangers wanted to take him back to Ibrox, while the report also claims Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Burnley have shown interest in Kent. But Leeds have showed the most desire to sign Kent and it looks as though a deal has been agreed.
Leeds have money to spend after selling Kemar Roofe to Anderlecht and it is now believed that money will be used to land Kent for a reduced fee of £7.5million – instead of the original £10million.
TBR’s view – Kent a bargain for Leeds at just £7.5m
Kent showed last season that he has the potential to become a Premier League star in years to come, so to land the winger for just £7.5million is a bargain and one that could prove very profitable in years to come.
However, it remains to be seen how Kent will be used. Leeds boast an abundance of wingers after re-signing Jack Clarke and Jack Harrison, and adding Helder Costa to the squad.
Kent may be used in a 10 role, or Harrison may push inside. A deal is expected to be completed, though.