Leeds United’s pursuit of a new winger has taken an interesting twist this week with fresh reports emerging…
According to The Sun, the Yorkshire giants will reignite their interest in Rangers star Ryan Kent if Marcelo Bielsa cannot secure his ‘No.1’ target Dan James on loan from Manchester United.
They claim that the Argentine wants to add a new winger as well as another midfielder to his squad before Monday’s transfer deadline.
However, a move for the Welshman seems slim and heavily depends on whether or not the Red Devils can land Jadon Sancho, so attentions could soon turn back to Scotland.
The report suggests it could take £10m to £15m to land Kent whilst Football Insider have previously highlighted that he has a release clause of £20m.
Perhaps the Whites should just launch a charge at the Rangers sensation instead as he has all the attributes to be the perfect winger under Bielsa – young, hungry and willing to develop.
Last season at Ibrox, Kent bagged eight goals and delivered four assists and he’s continued his hot form into this campaign. He’s scored five and assisted five whilst averaging 3.6 shots, 2.8 dribbles and 2.7 key passes per game in the SPFL, via WhoScored.
Kent has been likened to both Sadio Mane by former Leeds manager Gordon Strachan as well as Eden Hazard by old teammate Kyle Lafferty, the 33-year-old particularly waxing lyrical about his talents, he said:
“He has everything in his locker. Ryan’s in the top three of the best I’ve played with and I’ve had Dybala and Belotti as team-mates. I’m more than happy to say that as he provides something special. It’s about how he takes the ball, how he runs with it and I’ve seen him absolutely destroy defenders. Ryan’s a match-winner.”
Whether it’s £10m, £15m or £20m, Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani would be gifting their manager an absolute weapon on the wings and it’s a value that they can definitely afford.
AND in other news, Leeds on verge of signing the next Mesut Ozil for £18m…