While Liverpool are currently softening their stance on Harry Wilson and appear willing to allow him to leave for the season on loan, likely to Bournemouth, the same cannot be said for fellow 22-year-old winger Ryan Kent.
The club have set a £10M asking price for the youngster who was Scotland’s Young Player of the Year last season on loan with Rangers, and according to journalists with ties to the club they will not consider a loan.
That according to former Echo scribe James Pearce, who says it’s either going to be a £10M sale or sticking around as a depth option at Anfield this season for Kent, and the most likely destination appears to be Leeds United.
Leeds have been repeatedly linked to Kent throughout the summer, and manager Marcelo Bielsa delayed joining his team on their pre-season tour last month in order to watch Kent live and talk to Jürgen Klopp about him.
The only thing holding up the deal appears to be that Leeds need to wait for Kemar Roofe to complete a transfer to Anderlecht to free up funds. Once that deal does go through, Kent could make the move in short order.
And, with the window set to shut in the Premier League and Championship on Thursday, the deals will have to be done in short order—but it does appear in Kent’s case the foundation at least may have already been laid.