Leeds United have been linked with yet another winger, and this time it is in the form of Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent.
He spent last season out on loan at Rangers, but he may be set to swap one of Scotland’s biggest clubs for one of England’s most historic.
A move to Elland Road wouldn’t be the first time the youngster swapped Merseyside for Yorkshire after spending the 2016/17 season playing for Barnsley.
His spell at Oakwell saw him appear 44 times in the Championship, where he scored just three goals and set up one.
It’s tough to call whether or not the 22-year-old would be a good player for Leeds next season. On one hand he has been fantastic in Scotland for the past 12 months, but during his last spell in the second tier he was underwhelming.
It’s a real conundrum, but that hasn’t stopped Football FanCast’s writers having their say as to whether or not Kent would be a good signing.
“Ryan Kent would be an absolutely superb piece of business from Leeds. The Liverpool youngster has proven himself to be capable of performing with the added pressure of playing for a big club such as Rangers, so he’d have no trouble adapting to life at Elland Road. If they can get a deal across the line, his creativity could prove the difference in a bid for promotion.”
“I think this would be an excellent signing for Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds. Ryan Kent has taken the Scottish league by storm and looks far too good to be playing there, so a move to the Championship is the next logical step for a player who visibly improves every season. Leeds would be getting an ideal foil for Jack Clarke, or a great replacement if they signed Kent.”
“In my view, the Scottish Premiership to the Sky Bet Championship is a natural step up for Ryan Kent and one he deserves. Leeds should definitely be making sure it happens with them. Kent would be healthy competition for someone like Jack Clarke in that left wing position and it would be very exciting to see the pair of bright prospects challenge to become the first choice. Unquestionably, Kent would be a great signing for Marcelo Bielsa and could well help his team go one better in 2019/2020.”