Leeds United could miss out on snapping up Liverpool youngster

Leeds United are in danger of missing out on signing Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent as he is due to be offered a new contract at Anfield, according to The Sun.

What’s the story?

The 20-year-old has reportedly attracted admirers due to his form this season at Barnsley.

The midfielder joined the Championship outfit last summer on loan and has gone on to start 31 league games and come off the bench in four others.

The youngster has also netted two goals and provided one assist during his time at Oakwell.

The Sun claims that Leeds, as well as Bournemouth, have expressed an interest in Kent, with the former already opening talks about a permanent deal.

However, the publication states that Liverpool intend to offer Kent a new deal, and the player, who has two years left on his current one, is open to discussing fresh terms with the Reds.

What is the best option for Kent?

The youngster is gaining valuable experience in the Football League, but there is a danger of too much too quickly.

At his age, Kent has plenty of years left in him to make it at the top level and become a regular starter.

If he opts to commit himself to Liverpool, he faces a tough challenge in trying to break into Jurgen Klopp’s first team, but if the club want to keep him then they clearly see promise.

Leeds could offer regular game time to the midfielder, and potentially Premier League football next season, but it might be worth him returning to Anfield at the end of the campaign.

The Oldham-born footballer, who has been capped at England Under-20 level, has plenty of time to decide on the next big step in his career.

 


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