Leeds United are set to battle Rangers in a bid to sign Liverpool winger Ryan Kent, according to the Bristol Post. 

Kent spent the second half of last season on loan at Bristol City where he failed to impress during his time as Ashton Gate.

The 21 year old made 10 appearances for the Robins during his short stint with the club, but often found himself left out of the matchday squad by Lee Johnson.

The youngster also spent time on loan at SC Freiburg last season, but he was restricted to just 6 appearances in the German league before being recalled by Jurgen Klopp.

The German manager is a big fan of Kent and has plans to integrate him in to the first team, but believes another loan move would be beneficial to the wide man.

He made his professional debut for Coventry City during a loan spell during the 15/16 campaign.

He impressed during his spell at the Ricoh Arena and stepped up a division the season after, making 44 appearances for Barnsley, scoring 6 goals.

Kent has also been capped by England at youth level, making appearances for both the U18’s and the U20’s.

Leeds United lacked a creative spark when Samuel Saiz was either injured or suspended.

The Liverpool winger has the pace and trickery to cause defences problems and would be a smart acquisition by new Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa.

However, they will have to battle Rangers for his signature, as Steven Gerrard looks set to rejuvenate the Gers dressing room this summer.

The Championship side are looking to mount a promotion push next season after a disappointing campaign last time out. The signing of Ryan Kent would go a long way in solving the lack of flair and creativity in the Leeds squad.

 


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