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Leeds United interested in recruiting Liverpool prodigy

Leeds United have rekindled their interest in young Liverpool striker Ryan Kent, according to The 4th Official. 

The Sun originally reported last month that United, along with Bournemouth were both keen on the 20-year old, but may be put off by his eagerness to sign a new long-term deal an Anfield.

Kent spent last season on loan at Barnsley in the Championship, scoring 3 goals in 42 appearances for the Tykes.

The youngster is eager to return out on loan in the 2017/18 season, but admits he must improve in front of goal at his next club.

“I need to improve in terms of my numbers, an end-product.

“I feel my performance levels have been good, but there’s nothing much to show for it at the moment.”

Kent also had a loan spell with Coventry City in the 2015/16 season, and has featured for England at both U18 and U20 level, making over a dozen appearances, scoring 8 goals.

Kent is yet to make a Premier League appearance for the Reds, but has featured in an FA Cup game against Exeter City in January 2016.

However, reports suggest that Leeds with have to do battle with Celtic, with Kent’s former boss Brendan Rodgers keen on bringing him to the club. Rodgers is concerned he’ll miss out Manchester City youngster Patrick Roberts and sees Kent as a potential replacement.

It is suggested that Celtic would be willing to offer Kent experience in the Champions League.

Leeds United are keen to bolster their attacking ranks ahead of the new campaign. Chris Wood has been heavily linked with a move to West Brom in recent days, which would leave Kemar Roofe and Souleymane Doukara as their only senior strikers.

Swedish forward Marcos Antonsson has also revealed in recent days he has received interest from other clubs.

The club yesterday announced the appointment as Thomas Christiansen as their new head coach.

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