Ryan Kent’s camp believe that a loan move away from Liverpool is still a possibility, offering hope to both Leeds United and Rangers in their respective pursuits of the attacker.
Leeds had identified four targets for Marcelo Bielsa at the start of the summer, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post; Helder Costa, Ben White, Jack Harrison and Kent, with the latter the only one not to make the move to Elland Road yet.
And, their loan pursuit looked to be over when Jurgen Klopp told the BBC that Kent’s time for loans was over, with the Liverpool boss insisting that the 22-year-old needed to settle now at this stage of his career.
Whilst that would seemingly rule out the Whites, Leeds Live note that sources close to Kent feel that a loan move is still a possibility due to the fact so many clubs are looking to stay within FFP guidelines.
The Elland Road club aren’t the only interested party in Kent, with Rangers also hot on his tail after a successful loan spell at Ibrox last year.
Under Steven Gerrard’s guidance, Kent scored six goals and registered four assists in the Scottish Premiership last season.
You get the feeling that Kent’s future isn’t going to be decided right up until the transfer deadline.
Liverpool might want a permanent deal, but it is not completely down to them, someone will have to stump up the cash for Kent.
Both Leeds and Rangers would probably prefer a loan – even if there was then the option to buy. So, whilst this drags on, both will have a glimmer of hope they can land their target.
For Leeds, Kent was shortlisted as a key target earlier this summer, so getting him would round off some shrewd business.
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