According to news from James Marshment (tweet – below), editor of TEAMtalk – citing an article from GOAL, Leeds United have had a loan bid approach for Liverpool winger Ryan Kent turned down with the Reds setting a £12m price on the youngster’s head.
Leeds reported to have seen loan approach for Ryan Kent rejected by the player.
Winger, 22, has no interest in another loan and either wants permanent transfer or chance to fight for Liverpool shirt (via Goal)
— James Marshment (@marshyleeds) June 12, 2019
Kent has been linked to a temporary move to Leeds United over recent days, many sources reporting that he was a serious target on the Whites summer radar.
Now GOAL’s Neil Jones says that the Reds are demanding a £12m fee for the Oldham-born youngster “with the young winger set to turn down the chance to join Leeds United on loan.”
GOAL’s Jones says that “Leeds made a formal offer” for Kent, but that GOAL had been told that Kent’s “preference would be to either stake a claim for a first-team spot at Liverpool or join another club permanently.”
That decision from the Anfield youngster would draw a darkened line and furrowed brow from many Leeds United fans looking to inject some pace and class down the flanks with Wolves flyer Helder Costa also being linked to Elland Road.
£12m will price Ryan Kent out of Leeds United’s wage range, or willingness to pay, and will leave the club either chasing Helder Costa or hoping that a suggested move for last season’s loanee Jack Harrison pays dividends.
It is news that has received mixed blessings from Leeds United fans. These are fans that have been warned in advance that a ‘difficult’ transfer window lies ahead this summer – so they are primed for disappointment in a way. Here’s how some fans have responded to the ‘no Kent’ news.
Leeds United fans respond to news that Liverpool winger not inbound
Yeh I did wonder after at the end of the original report it saying he is fed up of loans after loans at clubs in four years and 3 separate countries. The way to solve it is a loan with fee on promotion .
Interestingly Villa were told they had to buy him if they wanted him
— James Howson (@BigJimmy_V) June 12, 2019
That’s not happening.
— Bielsa’s cheese wedge ultras (@ColinCarmichae2) June 12, 2019
How about he comes on loan & if he stays on his feet more than Harrison & gets 10 goals, we’ll make it permanent next summer
— Matt Hill (@MattyHill83) June 12, 2019
Clarke Kent? That’d be super man.
— Yeboah Believe It (@bullockleeds) June 12, 2019
As soon as talk of permanent deals rather than loans think that puts us out of picture. Don't think current ownership will spend what is required to bring in the level of quality needed on permanent deals. What did they say to MB though ? #lufc
— Watt The (@WattThe2) June 12, 2019
If kent is rejecting us then we have no chance of costa 😂
— scott bates (@bates_scott88) June 12, 2019
Good, we need to be looking at a better standard. Can’t understand people buzzing over Kent and slating Harrison. Stats don’t lie. Would imagine Harrsions assists stats would have been a lot better if we had someone who could finish the chances. Still better than Kents.
— Aidan Nelis (@AidanNelis1) June 12, 2019
Not sure he’s that good to be honest I watch a lot of rangers games and think he flatters to deceive more often than not. Better options out there for me
— R Spellman (@RSpellman5) June 12, 2019