Leeds United won’t be able to afford a January move for their transfer target Ryan Kent, according to The Athletic reporter Phil Hay.

The reputable Whites sources claims that Marcelo Bielsa has been priced out of move for the midfielder, who was a summer target before the window slammed shut.

Kent is reportedly up for grabs, however Leeds are unable to cough up the funds to secure a move if they are to reignite their interest in January.

The 22-year-old Liverpool winger is looking for an exit from the Premier League club, but couldn’t secure a move to the Whites before the window closed at the start of August.

Kent is thought to be available on a permanent transfer rather than a loan, and with the fee too high for Leeds their interest in the wide man is unlikely to be revisited at the halfway point of the season.

The Whites target has made just one senior appearance for Liverpool, as he started in a 2-2 draw with Exeter in the FA Cup back in 2016.

Kent has spent five different loan spells away from his parent club since then, and was tipped to be making the move to Leeds this summer when his future on Merseyside seemed to be over.

A move to Elland Road never materialised though, and unless a significant change is made in the financial circumstances of the club, Whites fans won’t see the transfer announced anytime soon.

In his latest loan spell, Kent made a huge impression at Rangers with six goals in 27 league appearances for the Scottish Premiership side, featuring 43 times in all competitions.

Like Leeds, Gers were priced out of a move for the Liverpool winger during the summer, and the 22-year-old looks to be battling for a way out of the club in search of regular football.


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