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Steven Gerrard happy to move away from transfer ‘noise’ over reported Leeds summer target Ryan Kent

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Steven Gerrard happy to move away from transfer ‘noise’ over reported Leeds summer target Ryan Kent

Leeds United were linked with a host of players throughout the summer with one they seemingly made a genuine move for being Ryan Kent. 

The Whites had previously tried to sign him from Liverpool in 2019 so it was no surprise that Victor Orta went back to the well this summer. 

As reported by talkSPORT, Leeds had a £10 million offer rejected for the player with Rangers happy to keep hold of their man. 

 

Steven Gerrard is now happy that the transfer window is shut and talk of a Ryan Kent exit has finally simmered down. 

BRAGA, PORTUGAL – FEBRUARY 26:  (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

“He’s playing a lot of games at the moment and I need to try and look after him, to make sure we can keep him in this vein of form,” Gerrard told the Scottish Sun. “We’re delighted with him here and he’s happy and settled.

“We’re away from the noise that was around him a few weeks back and we’re looking forward to working with him here for a long time.”

Leeds United ended up moving on and signing Raphinha instead of Kent and with Jack Harrison, Helder Costa and Ian Poveda all in good form, are well stocked in the wide positions for the time being. 

So Gerrard and Rangers can hopefully rest easy, for now, safe in the knowledge that another approach for Kent won’t be coming in the January transfer window.

But considering how intently Orta has pursued Kent so far, Rangers and Gerrard might have to be braced for another attempt next summer for a clear long-term Leeds United target.

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