Rangers value Ryan Kent at £20m, and the price tag is putting off Leeds from making an approach for the 24-year-old, according to Phil Hay.
The reliable Leeds-based journalist said that Marcelo Bielsa’s side would not be able to pay the full amount upfront, with instalments and add-ons likely if they were to table an offer:
“Kent is an obvious one to go. The one thing Leeds won’t do is meet Rangers’ valuation, which is about £20million. They certainly wouldn’t pay a massive chunk of that up front, they would want it to be incentivised.”
Considering Kent’s less than stellar performances at the start of this season, the £20m asking price will raise a few eyebrows, although it remains to be seen how long the Light Blues will keep to their valuation.
The Scottish champions’ exit from the Champions League in the third qualifying round against Malmo earlier this week means there is a hole in the budget that may need to be filled with a sale or two.
With Kent being such an important part of manager Steven Gerrard’s first-team plans, though, it is unlikely that the former Liverpool player will be one of the first to leave.