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Alex McLeish has insisted that Rangers winger Ryan Kent has an “amazing” chance to join Leeds United in the summer.
Despite failed bids in the past, the Sun has reported that the Whites are readying a third offer of up to £15million once the season is over.
McLeish believes that Leeds and Marcelo Bielsa aren’t going away, and the chance to move to Elland Road could be too good to turn down.
Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “They’re going to finish mid-table.
“They’ve had a great season, and they keep introducing new players who we are amazed by such as Raphinha and a lot of other names that they have.
“I think one of the biggest differences would be that it would be amazing to work with Bielsa, but also he’s playing in a higher-level league. That should improve a player.
“He’s going to be training with players at different kind of levels. The Scottish League is not as strong and a lot of players would love to test themselves at that level.
“They’re not going away.”
Steven Gerrard will be desperate to keep Kent, with next season one of our most important campaigns in the past decade.
After ending Celtic’s dominance, it is all about the Bears starting their own, and the winger is critical, especially with the Champions League returning.
Leeds themselves are pushing for European football next season, and it will be a huge decision for Kent to make if any bids are sent.
Kent will want to prove himself in the Premier League again, especially after he failed to make it at Liverpool, and was sent on numerous loans before this permanent switch.
McLeish will know the draw of the Premier League, and it appears as though there could be a real possibility of the winger leaving Glasgow this summer.
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