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Rangers fired Ryan Kent contract warning as Leeds United lurk


Leeds United have long been linked with the signing of Ryan Kent from Rangers. Links to the tricky wideman have never been far away in each of the last few transfer windows.

Although, for the first time in what feels like ages, rumours haven’t been particularly forthcoming so far this summer. There were, however, murmurs that Kent was interested in a move away from Glasgow back in May as his contract runs into its final year.

Despite there being no immediate danger of Rangers losing the 25-year-old, Kris Boyd is worried that they could lose him, along with a couple of his team mates, for nothing in 12 months’ time. The Gers legend told Sky Sports : "The reality is Rangers have got a number of players going out of contract next season and it's very unlikely they will be able to keep every single one.

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“Usually when you're going out of contract you know what kind of figures you want. You wouldn't imagine Rangers would be able to get to anywhere near what say Leeds would be able to offer Ryan Kent if he was to go there on a free transfer.

"The reality is Rangers might have to do a few sales this summer so players don't leave for nothing next season.”

While there have been no indications this summer that Leeds will revisit their prior interest in Kent, there is still plenty of time left in the transfer window. The imminent departure of Raphinha - as well as the likelihood that some kind of exit will be arranged for Helder Costa – will leave the Whites short in the wide midfielder department.

Kent may well be targeted again in the knowledge that he will be available at a cut price due to his contract situation. Even though there has been a change in the technical area since Leeds were last tracking the Englishman, the signing of Brenden Aaronson highlights that plenty of the transfer targets have stayed the same.

Jesse Marsch wants to play a similar system to his predecessor at Elland Road which makes it unsurprising that he, along with Victor Orta, might be open to signing players that were first targeted by Marcelo Bielsa.

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