Leeds United Close in on Permanent Deal for Liverpool??s Ryan Kent as Kemar Roofe Nears Exit

Leeds United will likely complete the permanent signing of Liverpool’s Ryan Kent should Kemar Roofe leave Elland Road for Anderlecht.

The sale of the forward for a reported £7m, which is said to be close, will fund Leeds’ bid for 22-year-old Kent who has been valued at £12m by Liverpool.

The Athletic's James Pearce (via ​TalkSPORT) claims that Roofe’s sale is required before Leeds can turn their attention to Kent.

Ryan Kent

The 22-year-old has impressed Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa, who has ambitions of converting the winger into a more central position.

Kent caught the eye during his loan spell with Rangers last season in which he scored six goals and contributed four assists to help Steven Gerrard’s side to second place in the Scottish Premiership.

The forward was named as the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year and was part of the PFA Scotland Team of the Year.

Ryan Kent

Gerrard was keen to bring Kent to the Ibrox Stadium on a permanent basis, but the Liverpool legend ​conceded defeat after being unable to match Liverpool’s £12m valuation.

Kent may not be only player to soon to be leaving Anfield this summer with reports suggesting that ​Harry Wilson could be on his way to Bournemouth to complete a season-long loan deal.

Harry Wilson

The 22-year-old Wales international impressed during his loan spell with Derby last season and will be on the hunt for more game time.

It is understood that the deal comes with no option or obligation to buy the player at the end of the loan spell as the youngster appears to be a part of Jurgen Klopp’s long-term plans. 

Source : 90min