David Norris has urged Leeds United to capitalise on Rangers’ Champions League exit by swooping for Ryan Kent.
The reigning Scottish Premiership champions crashed out of European football’s elite competition after suffering a third qualifying round defeat to Swedish side Malmo last week.
Missing out on the financial windfall that comes with competing in the Champions League has resulted in Rangers boss Steven Gerrard admitting some prized assets may have to be sold.
Among those gaining interest is former Liverpool winger Kent, who has been a long-term target for Leeds. The Whites failed with a bid for the 24-year-old 12 months ago.
However, Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has not given up on welcoming Kent to Elland Road and reports suggest he could persuade the Gers to sell him for £15million.
Kent has made a strong start to the new season, making four appearances and registering two assists so far, and former Leeds midfielder Norris believes Victor Orta should pounce following Rangers’ Champions League frustrations.
He exclusively told Football FanCast: “Go and get him. Rangers are making those whispers that they might need to sell and it feels like they’re putting those feelers out.
“He has been linked many times and is obviously thought really highly of at Leeds. I think he would make a big difference as well.
“I would say signal your intent and put a decent offer in. I think he would be a good player at Leeds.”