Reliable journalist delivers major update on Leeds pursuit of PL attacker
By Danny Wright
Leeds’ interest in Liverpool attacker Ryan Kent is cooling, according to a reliable journalist.
Sun reporter Alan Nixon claimed on his personal Twitter account on Saturday that the Whites have “got fed up” of trying to coax the 20-year-old away from Anfield this summer.
Nixon was responding to a Leeds fan who was asking for an update on his team’s pursuit of the Premier League attacker, however it now appears that in a major development the Yorkshire giants’ have lost their patience in trying to sound out a deal.
BBC Humberside reporter Mike White claimed on his personal Twitter account last week that Liverpool had accepted a loan offer from Leeds as they looked to try and add to their attacking force.
It was understood that the Whites’ Yorkshire rivals Hull were also trying to land Kent, who spent last season on loan at Barnsley in the Championship.
Nixon’s latest claim suggests that the deal is now dead in the water and that means Hull could be the ones that have taken pole position in the race for the England Under-20 international.
Kent, an attack-minded winger, has only ever earned one senior competitive appearance for Liverpool, but did well with Barnsley last term as he scored three goals and supplied three assists in a total of 47 matches.
Football Insider Verdict
This isn’t a massive blow for Leeds, simply because Kent is a player that Thomas Christiansen simply doesn’t need unless he is looking to sell some of his existing wingers. United are blessed in the attacking area of the pitch and only really need to bolster their defence before the season kicks off at Bolton next week. Matthew Pennington and Liam Cooper are the only centre-backs available for the trip to the Macron Stadium as Pontus Jansson is out suspended. It’s a problem area that Christiansen has to try and resolve in the coming days, as he doesn’t want to get off to a bad start in his career at Elland Road.