Phil Hay might have already departed from the Yorkshire Evening Post, but he continues to serve Leeds United with transfer news. Sad that the Whites are not able to keep hold of their best talents even off the pitch now. Coming to his latest update, Hay claims that the club is still looking to pull off a deal for Liverpool’s winger Ryan Kent. However, nothing is decided yet about his situation. The Whites though have made inroads over the likes of Ben White and Helder Costa.

Why Kent’s transfer saga could stretch on?

The Liverpool winger is going to be involved (Daily Record) in preseason camp with the European Champions, and Jurgen Klopp is going to take a closer look at him. Liverpool will go to the United States in mid-July, and then they would make their way to France around the end of next month.

We think that it is only then that Liverpool might want to come on a decision regarding Kent. Maybe if the winger impressed Klopp enough, then the German might want to keep hold of Kent for his first team. However, that seems unlikely to happen given the quality which the Liverpool squad has.

So basically, it could be close to a month or even more than that before a decision regarding Kent is taken by Liverpool and Leeds United will have to bide their time until then.

Why should Leeds United go for Kent?

Ryan Kent had an impressive season while playing for Rangers on loan down the left flank. The Whites desperately need to add options on the left as Jack Harrison and Ezgjan Alioski were below par for the most parts last season. Kent can take the game by the scruff of the neck, and his direct playing style could cause a lot of problems to the Championship defenders. He always had that pace and trickery to his game, but last season he improved his finishing and decision making which makes him a lethal player at this point.

Another factor which might suit Bielsa is the English winger’s work rate. The 22-year-old helped Rangers in pressing from the top, and he should be a good fit in the Bielsa system.

Chances of Leeds United signing him?

There are a lot of ifs and buts involved right now as Liverpool are going to take a look at him. Gerrard has made it clear that he wants him badly. It could come down to what the player wants for himself. He settled in well at Rangers last season and is already a big fan favourite.

Therefore we think that the Liverpool winger might edge towards making a move to Glasgow. However, if he wants to play for Liverpool in the future, then probably staying in England could be the right choice for him.

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