Leeds United are joining Glasgow Rangers in the race to take Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent on loan, according to Goal.com.

The Whites are growing ever desperate for players who can play in advanced positions, as they look to build a squad capable of challenging for promotion to the Premier League next term.

Kent has only made one senior appearance for Liverpool, which came in the FA Cup in the 2015-16 season. He is yet to play a Premier League match for the Reds and it appears he is set for another loan spell away from Anfield, so that wait is likely to continue.

The midfielder, who is best utilised in wide areas, has been out on temporary spells with Coventry City, Barnsley, Freiburg and most recently Bristol City and a fifth sojourn seems very much a possibility.

In all, Kent has made 82 appearances for his various clubs and has found the back of the net four times. His longest stint came at Oakwell where he played just under 50 matches and got a real solid run of game time together.

Steven Gerrard has already displayed an interest in taking the 21-year-old up to Scotland to form part of his Rangers revolution, although no deal has yet been reached for that to happen which could give Leeds the chance to nab him late on.

It seems as though Jurgen Klopp is keen to allow the former England under-20 winger to leave Anfield to continue his development, but he is likely to choose somewhere where the player will get regular game time after Bristol City were forced to pay £500,000 last season for not playing him enough.

You would think he is most likely to form a bigger part of the Rangers squad next term, but with Leeds lacking genuine attacking options the chances of them putting a solid case together and claiming their man should not be ruled out.


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