Report: Leeds United set to make improved offer for Ryan Kent
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Report: Leeds United set to make improved offer for Ryan Kent

Leeds United look set to revamp their interest in former Liverpool winger Ryan Kent following a report from The Daily Star.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MARCH 31: Ryan Kent of Rangers evades Dedryck Boyata of Celtic on his way to scoring during The Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Marcelo Bielsa recently had a bid of around £10 million rejected last week with Rangers manager Steven Gerrard claiming Leeds’ initial offer was ‘nowhere near his valuation’

However, according further reports claim that Leeds are considering an improved offer in the region of £15 million which will be in the immediate interest of Liverpool.

The Premier League champions will be due a 20 per cent sell-on fee for any profit Rangers make on a deal after sporting director Michael Edwards inserted a craft-clause into Kent’s contract agreement following his permanent signing at Ibrox in 2019.

Kent, 23, was signed by Rangers from Liverpool on a permanent basis last summer in a move worth in the region of £7m

Already Kent has scored three goals this season and even though his importance to Gerrard’s side is unquestionable it remains to be seen whether Rangers could turn down an offer that would see them double their value on a player they signed over a year ago.

The report claims that Kent is happy at Rangers but would be open to the possibility of returning to the Premier League if the Scottish club did indeed decide to sell.

Kent will not fpocer his way out of the club which means that Leeds and Bielsa will have to convince the player himself that his talents are best utilised at Elland Road rather than at Ibrox.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – DECEMBER 29: Odsonne Edouard of Celtic takes on Ryan Kent of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on December 29, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.(Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

What RTK has to say

This certainly is a transfer that Liverpool supporters will want to keep a close eye.

Edward’s ingenious transfer approach could see the Reds receive millions should Leeds make Rangers an offer that the Scottish Premiership runners-up simply cannot refuse.

Liverpool’s sporting director anticipated a number of clubs would stirke a future interest in the player  considering Kent’s age and undeniable talent.

The club’s ability to sell unwanted players for eye-watering fees has been paramount to the unrivalled on-field success that has been achieved despite a net spend of just £74.5m since Klopp’s appointment in 2015.

The European champion have not just bought wisely but their ability to move on players is equally as impressive if not better.

Crystal Palace paid Liverpool £32 million for Christian Benteke in 2016 and a thrown a further £26 million in the Reds’ direction for Mamadou Sakho 12 months later.

In the summer of 2016, AFC Bournemouth paid £15 million for winger Jordon Ibe and a further £6 million (including add-ons) for full-back Brad Smith.

The fees received for Benteke, Sakho, Ibe, Smith and Solanke amount to a gargantuan £98 million with add-ons.

Liverpool rightly are dominating plaudits on the pitch, but they have proven to be just as formidable a force force off it as well.

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