Liverpool winger Ryan Kent has once again been linked with a loan move to Leeds United. Kent had been linked with a move to the Championship club during the summer transfer window, but the young player ultimately ended up at Freiburg in the Bundesliga instead. However, with Kent’s opportunities limited at Freiburg, it appears he might be recalled in January and might go out on loan in England instead.
Leeds, along with Middlesbrough and Fulham, are rumoured to be interested in taking the 21-year old winger on loan. Kent spent last year on loan at Barnsley FC and made 44 appearances for the South Yorkshire club. This season, however, he’s only appeared for Freiburg six times with one start. By contrast, Kent made 38 starts for Barnsley last season and scored three goals. And while the Daily Star quoted him saying the liked the life in Germany, Kent wouldn’t be the first player to switch countries and leagues and take awhile to adjust to a different culture. If only running a football club was as simple as it is on FIFA or Football Manager.
While it’s not surprising to see Kent linked with a variety of clubs in England, it’s still not likely to see him in a Leeds kit this season or anytime in the future. Leeds have depth at winger, and with the emergence of Pawel Cibicki Leeds already have a 21-year old winger with a bright future ahead of him.
Kent was linked a number of times this summer with a potential move to Leeds, among other clubs, and honestly, this seems like an agent trying to get his or her player some time on the pitch or a return to England. Kent doesn’t fill a need for the club, and as a rule, the “red tops” have almost always been wrong when it comes to rumours about incoming Leeds transfers. This rumour might be true, but I doubt it. 10% chance of coming true, at best.