Exclusive: Reason Leeds failed to agree deadline-day deal for Ryan Kent, door open for Rangers
EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Leeds United saw a deadline day move for Liverpool winger Ryan Kent fall through after failing to agree a fee with the Champions League holders, Football Insider understands, but it leaves the door open for Rangers to bring him to Ibrox.
Leeds made several offers for Kent as they looked to bring the skilful attacker to Elland Road before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
However, a source close to Leeds told Football Insider that they could not meet Liverpool’s valuation of £7million for Kent and Liverpool refused to lower their price.
Liverpool were adamant they would not let Kent go out on loan again this season after he spent last season on loan at Rangers.
It leaves Kent in limbo as he is well down the pecking order at Liverpool and he is unable to join any Premier League or Championship club as the window is closed.
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The news could alert Rangers to make a move for Kent as the transfer window remains open in Scotland under September 2nd, but the Scottish Premiership club could struggle to meet Liverpool’s price-tag for the 22-year-old.