Ryan Kent is latest transfer as Rangers boss Steven Gerrard draws Leeds United warning


Steven Gerrard warned Leeds that their opening bid for Ryan Kent was nowhere near the level needed to get the winger.Leeds made an offer for the ex-Liverpool youngster estimated at around £ 10million but Rangers were quick to reject her as they want a lot more.

Ibrox’s side paid £ 7million for Kent last summer and despite suffering a stroke injury in the first season, he scored vital goals against Braga and Celtic.

He started the new season in good shape with two goals in his first four games and Gerrard is desperate not to lose him.

The Scouser didn’t completely rule out the move, emphasizing instead that Leeds’ level of supply was not high enough – a reflection on the reality that every Rangers player comes at a price.

The riches of the English Premier League are still a draw for footballers, but Kent is believed to be based in Glasgow.

He forced a move to Liverpool Rangers last summer after finally finding a permanent home after a series of loan spells in England and Germany.

And Gerrard said, “Ryan Kent is a player we really admire and we’ve seen him grow.

“He’s progressing very quickly and he’s a player we want to keep out of the way. We very quickly rejected an opening offer which was far from being its valuation.

“We want the player to stay here, just like the board. The fans love him too and Leeds will have to respect that, they have to think really hard if they want to come back.

“I’ve spoken to Ryan and he’s totally focused on tomorrow’s game.

“We will always fight to keep the top talent here at Rangers. ”

Defensive leader Connor Goldson has also had his say in Leeds’ decision for Ibrox winger and the big stopper admits he’s an integral part of Gerrard’s squad.

He said: “Ryan Kent has a lot of talent, it’s not nice when he runs on you, even in training!”

“You can see the benefits with a full preseason behind him.

“He can still add numbers to his game, but he’s a huge asset to us and we want to keep Ryan Kent here. “


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