Leeds make emphatic u-turn on pursuit of PL winger - reports
By Danny Wright
Leeds have re-entered the race to sign Liverpool winger Ryan Kent, according to a reliable journalist.
Sun reporter Alan Nixon claimed on his personal Twitter account on Sunday that the Whites have re-started their bid to land the 20-year-old.
This comes after the the Sun reported in May that the Whites had abandoned their pursuit of the Premier League wide-man, who spent last season on loan with Barnsley in the second-tier.
It is now understood that Leeds have made an emphatic u-turn and are now once again willing to add Kent to what is already a young, exciting squad.
He proved to be a key feature in Paul Heckingbottom’s Barnsley side last term, as he made 47 appearances across all competitions, scoring three goals and supplying three assists.
The six-times England Under-20 international has only ever played once in the Liverpool first-team and has also previously spent a loan stint with Coventry.
Kent could become Thomas Christiansen’s fifth summer signing, following in the footsteps of Mateusz Klich, Madger Gomes, Felix Wiedwald and Vurnon Anita.
Football Insider Verdict
Kent would be a top addition to Christiansen’s squad. He is young, pacey and is exactly what the Whites could do with ahead of the upcoming campaign. It would be great for Leeds if they could work out a permanent transfer, but Kent looks as though he could have a future at Anfield so a loan move could also be in the offing. It’s been quite a good summer for Leeds. They would have hoped to keep Garry Monk in charge, but Christiansen’s business looks solid and the signings of Wiedwald and Anita could see the Whites make a solid bid for promotion to the Premier League.
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