Leeds United’s expected deadline day swoop for Liverpool winger Ryan Kent broke down after they failed to match the Reds’ valuation of the player, according to Football Insider.
The outlet claims that the Whites made several offers for the 22-year-old over the course of the summer transfer window, but couldn’t agree a fee with the European champions on Thursday.
Jurgen Klopp’s team wanted £7million for the Englishman after he excelled in a loan spell with Scottish giants Rangers last season, but the Yorkshire side failed to meet that valuation.
Leeds’ failure leaves the door open for Steven Gerrard to try and bring Kent back to Ibrox, however he may too struggle to come up with the cash Liverpool want.
This is a situation that very much leaves Kent in limbo at Liverpool, and make no mistake. The youngster is way down the pecking order at Anfield and unlikely to move much further up it unless a series of major injuries occur at Anfield. It tells you all you need to know about how Klopp views Kent and his fellow Liverpool winger Harry Wilson that the latter was allowed to go out on loan again – this time to Bournemouth – while a loan exit was denied Kent because the club wanted to sell him. Clearly the Reds see Wilson as having the greater potential, which is something that essentially spells the end for Kent’s time on Merseyside. The only thing is he’s still at the club. He’s not going to play, but at the moment he’s got nowhere to go. Unless Rangers can stump up the money required to bring him back to Glasgow it looks like it’s going to a frustrating season for him this time around.