As the end of the January transfer window creeps closer, Leeds United continue to have their name linked with several potential blockbuster signings. One name to appear on the radar is former Liverpool winger Ryan Kent, who has risen into the spotlight with his power performances for Rangers.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Victor Orta is an admirer of the 24-year-old, who could be ready to embark upon a new adventure. Recent reports have claimed that the Gers may be tempted to cash in on Kent, providing the right price is met for his talent.
Kent is not a stranger to the Premier League, but his spell with the current league champions wasn’t as fruitful as he’d have liked. The England youth international made just one senior appearance for the Reds before his loan move to Glasgow was made permanent in 2019.
He has since been one of Rangers’ top players, notching a total of 20 goals and 24 assists for the runaway Premiership leaders. This season alone, Kent has enjoyed netting six goals and providing a further 11 assists in 33 appearances across all competitions, according to Transfermarkt.
As it stands, Jack Harrison could leave Leeds at the end of the season to return to Manchester City if they fail to take up the option to buy him permanently. He is currently Marcelo Bielsa’s only option on the left-wing and his departure will leave a gaping hole in the Argentinian’s squad.
In order to boost creativity and bolster his ranks, owner Radrizzani and Bielsa should be heavily considering adding Kent to their arsenal. The £18,000 per week wide man would undoubtedly relish in the chance to become a regular starter for a Premier League club, and it would give him the perfect opportunity to really show the world what he can do with his raw talent.
Steven Gerrard is a huge fan of the playmaker, lauding him as “sensational” back in September and tipping him to win the Player of the Month award.
Kent could prove to be the ideal replacement for Harrison, who has contributed three goals and four assists so far this season. Judging by the former’s numbers, he is already looking to be an upgrade on the Pep Guardiola castaway and could add a serious edge to Leeds’ attack.