Leeds United are reportedly ready to bid £30M in a shock double swoop for both Ryan Kent and Glen Kamara.
The Elland Road side, long-term admirers of both players, have been weighing up a big move for Kent in particular with a £10M bid rejected from Marcello Bielsa last summer, and with the Argentinian a big fan especially of Rangers’ star winger, he’s said to be serious about getting him this time.
It is believed by Elland Road chiefs that there’s a strong chance a combined £30M offer, the biggest single offer (albeit for two players) in Scottish history, will be good enough to secure both players, and at £15M each with CL group stage far from guaranteed at this point, might be considered a good starting point.
It is unlikely Rangers would outright accept this initial bid, but something close to £10M more on top of £30M is much stronger and viewed as £20M each therefore more in line with market value.
We are hearing Ryan Kent is especially vulnerable at the moment – his being settled in Scotland for personal reasons seems to have faded from the argument, and it’s being suggested he’s ready to leave now.
In truth, both Kent and Kamara’s goal is the PL, not the CL. Neither of them have had a go at it, and while the CL is a brilliant carrot for many players, it’s not universal – many want England’s top flight instead.
But we’ll monitor this developing story and see how it unfolds.