Ryan Kent is set to snub interest from Leeds United and remain at Rangers next season, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The 24-year-old has been strongly linked with the Premier League club ahead of the summer after their confirmed bid for him last year.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Leeds are still keen on Kent but have been told he wants to stay at Rangers for at least another year.
That is a huge boost to the recently-crowned Scottish champions as they prepare for a return to the Champions League next season.
It is said by those close to the situation that the in-form attacker feels a “loyalty” to manager Steven Gerrard and is keen to have a crack at Europe’s top club competition.
Kent has developed into one of the outstanding players in the Scottish league and is a contender for the player-of-the-season award.
Rangers have been trying to convince the former Liverpool winger to sign new deal but there have been complications after he switched agents at the end of last year.
Kent penned a four-year deal worth around £20,000-a-week when he signed permanently from Liverpool in the summer of 2019 for around £7million.
Football Insider exclusively revealed last September that Kent has a £20million release clause in his contract.
But it appears that will not be irrelevant in this summer’s window as Kent plans for a fourth season at Ibrox.
He has made 48 appearances for Rangers this term, scoring 12 goals and providing 13 assists.