Former Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam fears Ryan Kent’s poor start to the season may be the result of interest from other clubs.
When asked to explain why the former Liverpool player has been performing well below par, Adam could not give a definitive reason other than the fact that the player could be distracted by a potential transfer:
“I thought he was going to have a good season, but… Has his head been turned? From where? There’s nobody there for him at the moment. I know they had a big offer from Leeds last summer for him and he told the club he didn’t want to go.”
As Adam points out, Leeds have not been actively pursuing Kent for well over a year and there has been no indication that the English Premier League side are preparing another bid before the end of the summer.
It could simply be the case that the 24-year-old has lost his focus since winning the league last campaign; something that seems to have spread through the squad going by recent displays.
While Kent did put in a very poor performance against Dundee United last weekend, he did come up with the assist against Malmo on Tuesday night so perhaps Adam and other pundits are being slightly too harsh on him.