Following a successful season at Rangers where he was named Scotland’s young player of the season, Ryan Kent’s future is up in the air after the player rejected a loan move to Leeds as he prefers the idea of making a permanent switch this summer.
That’s the story today according to Goal’s Neil Jones, who says that while Liverpool, with Kent under contract until 2022, were open to Leeds’ loan proposal but that the 22-year-old winger has decided that he wants more than just another loan move.
Alternately, if a permanent buyer can’t be found in the coming months, Kent would prefer to remain at Anfield and try to win a first team role with the club he joined at the age of seven. Liverpool, meanwhile, are said to have set Kent’s value at £12M.
Currently, newly promoted Aston Villa and Championship side Middlesborough have shown interest in trying to get a permanent deal done, while Leeds’ interest could change from a loan to a permanent transfer if they can raise the requisite funds.
A return to Rangers would likely only happen as a last resort given the Scottish side would not be able to afford the £12M fee and if Kent were to accept a loan Liverpool would prefer it be to an English side in the Premier League or Championship.