Exclusive: Leeds ready fresh bid for attacker who's 'Better than Costa'
Danny Mills has suggested that Ryan Kent is better than Helder Costa as Leeds United ready a second bid for the Rangers winger.
The former Whites and Manchester City defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, is adamant that Leeds will have set a price-limit for the 23-year-old and will not pay “over the odds” for his signature.
Kent has started the season in impressive form and his three goals have helped the Gers to top of the Scottish Premiership table after five games.
Football Insider revealed on Monday that that Leeds are readying a second bid for the winger and seeing their initial offer of £8.5million plus add-ons rejected.
The winger has three years left on his contract at Ibrox and his manager Steven Gerrard has made it clear that he wants to keep hold of the former Liverpool player.
When asked by Football Insider if Kent would be a welcome addition at Elland Road, Mills said:
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“You have to respect Marcelo Bielsa’s scouting network and what they have done since they have arrived at the club. He has transformed some players. Kent will have been watched in detail time and time again.
“Clearly he has an eye for goal and skill. There is no reason why he would not succeed in the Premier League. Would he be better than Helder Costa? Possibly. He would certainly push him for a starting place.
“It is always difficult though because you have to have a cut off point. Leeds need to set a limit. He would certainly add quality to Leeds, without a doubt but I do not think that the board or Bielsa will be forced into paying over the odds for him.”