Contract Agreed: Rangers Strongly Reject £11m bid in 2020 But Clement Philpps finally Let happen…..

Former Rangers winger Ryan Kent is already facing a Fenerbahce departure with long-time admirers Leeds United reportedly looking to rescue the winger from his Turkish nightmare.

To say things haven’t really gone to plan in Istanbul for Ryan Kent would be, well, one hell of an understatement.

If you think Sam Lammers and Cyriel Dessers have endured tough times since their summer moves, spare a thought for a man who left Ibrox on a free transfer when his Rangers contract expired in July.

After a bright start to life at Fenerbahce, the seldom-seen wideman has now gone three months without starting a game in Turkey’s top flight. And speculation over a mid-season departure was only exacerbated by the sight of Kent trudging onto the pitch with just one minute to go during last weekend’s goalless draw with Adana Demirspor.

Turkish reporter Yagiz Sabuncuoglu believes that Fenerbahce may consider loan bids in the New Year, insisting that Kent has admirers back in England and Scotland, albeit without naming those so-called suitors.

TEAMtalk, however, are in no mood to be quite so cryptic. Bournemouth and Leeds United are reportedly both open to tossing the one-time Liverpool youngster an escape rope. A dramatic return to Rangers cannot be entirely ruled out at this stage either, even if the form of Abdallah Sima and the emergence of Ross McCausland means it feels somewhat unlikely.

Leeds United are long-time admirers

Leeds, you will not doubt remember, targeted Kent on numerous occasions during his time in Glasgow, Marcelo Bielsa seemingly obsessed with a player who shone in Rangers’ 2021/22 Scottish Premiership-winning campaign under Steven Gerrard.

Yes we have had contact from Leeds,” Gerrard told Sky Sports back in 2020, an £11 million offer falling short of Rangers’ demands. “An opening bid has been really strongly rejected.

“The message to Leeds is the opening bid is nowhere near the valuation.”

One suspects that, if Leeds come calling again after Christmas, Fenerbahce will not be quite so determined to hang onto a player who has only started five games since leaving Rangers at last

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