Journalist Alan Nixon has made a claim on Leeds United’s interest in Rangers winger Ryan Kent that should delight the Ibrox faithful. He seems confident that the former Liverpool man will remain a part of Steven Gerrard’s squad this summer.
The journalist responded to a fan on Twitter enquiring about Leeds United’s interest in the 24-year-old, which has been widely reported both last summer and this.
However, Nixon suggested that there is ‘no encouragement‘ on Leeds’ part that a deal for Kent will be done this summer, which suggests that Gerrard is desperate to keep him in his squad as they prepare to defend their Premiership title next season.
The English winger has established himself as a key player at Ibrox during his time with the club, contributing an impressive 27 goals and 28 assists in 128 appearances for the club.
Last season saw Kent enjoy his best season thus far as a Rangers player, as he managed 10 goals and 11 assists in 37 league appearances, missing just one game for the Teddy Bears on their way to an unbeaten league season, so it is no surprise that Leeds are back in for him this summer.
Gerrard is a huge fan of Kent, as he sang his praises last summer when Leeds saw a bid for him rejected, saying:
“They have also got to respect and understand that he is one of our main players. He is a fantastic player.
“We have spent two years trying to build something here that is competitive and he is a big part of that jigsaw.
“So he is someone that we want to fight to keep.”
It seems as if this remains to be the case this summer, and unless Leeds can match Rangers’ valuation for the tricky winger, it seems very unlikely that he will depart Ibrox ahead of next season.
Certainly, if Nixon’s news is true and Leeds don’t feel they have any chance of signing him, then it will delight the majority of Rangers fans, who will surely be excited to see Kent back in action when they return to Ibrox for the start of the 2021/22 campaign.
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