Leeds United did come to a total agreement with Liverpool over a possible deal for Ryan Kent this summer transfer window, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
The talented forward re-joined former loan team Rangers on a permanent deal on Monday following a summer of speculation surrounding his long-term future. The Ibrox club spent around £6.5m on the star, according to Sky Sports, with that sum potentially rising to £7.5m with various add-ons.
Leeds United were also heavily connected with the player this summer transfer market. However, according to the Liverpool Echo, the club failed to agree on a deal with Jurgen Klopp’s side. They report that a £4.5 million offer from Leeds United was turned down the day before the EFL Championship transfer window shut.
But the YEP are reporting differently. The outlet claim that Liverpool and Leeds did reach an ‘agreement’ over a transfer sum for the player. That deal was reportedly set to be worth an initial £4m, rising to £7m.
Leeds chief Marcelo Bielsa was so impressed by the early campaign form of Jack Harrison that it was decided another attacker was not needed at the club. The attention shifted to a more central attacker and Leeds United eventually snapped up Arsenal ace Eddie Nketiah instead.
Leeds United surely appear to have a far better balance to their squad thanks to this decision. Whilst Ryan would have been a good addition, the return of Harrison, not to mention loan deals for Helder Costa and Jack Clarke, does seem to have Leeds United well-stocked out wide.
As for Ryan, he always seemed to have his heart set on a switch back to Glasgow.