Steven Gerrard could be set to receive a huge blow at Ibrox this summer, as Leeds United are reportedly set to reignite their interest in Rangers winger Ryan Kent.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side were heavily linked with a move for the former Liverpool youngster last summer ahead of their first season back in the Premier League and now, after an impressive campaign, they look likely to return for the 24-year-old Rangers star.
According to The Scottish Sun, the Yorkshire side are preparing a £15m bid for Kent this summer as they look to tempt him back to English football.
Although he made just one appearance for Liverpool’s senior side during this time with the Reds, he had a number of loan spells in the lower leagues of English football with Coventry City, Barnsley and Bristol City, before making the loan move to Ibrox in the summer of 2018.
After contributing six goals and six assists in 27 league appearances for Gerrard’s side, he joined the Light Blues on a permanent deal the following summer and has been a hugely important player at Ibrox ever since.
Kent has been instrumental in Rangers’ title win this season and has comfortably been one of their best performers both domestically and in Europe.
In 33 league appearances, the winger has contributed an impressive eight goals and seven assists, which has helped him earn a superb 7.40 average rating, which is second to only James Tavernier in the Rangers squad.
This would rank him as Leeds’ best performer if he were able to reproduce those numbers in the Premier League and given his seemingly endless running and ability to beat a man out wide, it is easy to see why Bielsa is so keen to bring him to Elland Road.
After Kent earned the Player of the Month award earlier in the season, Gerrard was full of praise for the young winger, saying:
“Ryan Kent has been top class and hasn’t let any noise affect him, he is scoring goals and looking very dangerous. He is really taking it to opposition teams and he’s settled and enjoying his football.
“Kent deserves to be Player of the Month and has been in sensational form. He has been fantastic to work with.”
Therefore, the 40-year-old would undoubtedly be fuming if Kent were to depart for Leeds United this summer, as he is surely at the forefront of Gerrard’s plans for next season’s title defence and Champions League return, so it would be a huge blow if he were to depart this summer.
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