Leeds approach knocked back as Liverpool name winger asking price

Date published: Wednesday 12th June 2019 3:51

Liverpool have placed a £12m price tag on Ryan Kent after the young winger was subject to a loan bid from Leeds United. 

Kent enjoyed a successful loan spell at Rangers last season, picking up the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award after scoring 6 goals in 27 league appearances for the Gers.

However, after loan spells at Coventry, Barnsley, Freiberg, Bristol City and Rangers in the last 4 years, Kent is said to want a permanent deal away from Liverpool over yet another loan.

Leeds made a formal offer to take the winger on loan next season, but sources close to the situation have told Goal that Kent’s preference would be to either stake a claim for a first team spot at Liverpool or to join another club permanently.

After making just 1 appearance for Liverpool, 57 minutes in a FA Cup game against Exeter City in 2016, Kent may be looking at a move away from the Merseyside club for first team football.

The Liverpool have highlighted the signing of Daniel James by fierce rivals Manchester United, a player with just 34 first team appearances and only a year left on his contract, when putting a fee on Kent, who has 125 first team appearances and is concentrated up to 2022.

Jurgen Klopp is thought to want to have a good look at Kent in pre season and with attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all on international duty this summer, there could be a real chance for the 22 year old to impress.

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Rangers are thought to be really keen to bring Kent back to Glasgow whilst their is also interest from newly promoted Aston Villa and Championship side Middlesborough.

The Scottish club are thought to be in pole position for another Liverpool youngster, Sheyi Ojo. The winger spent last season on loan at Reims, only making 16 appearances across all competitions, scoring 1 goal.

Now, Steven Gerrard wants to take Ojo to Ibrox with the hope that he can kick start his career, much like Kent did at the cub last season.

 

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