If Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa watched the clash between the “Old Firm” between Rangers and Celtic on Sunday, then there is every chance that the Argentine has called the hierarchy of the club to tell lyrically Ryan Kent.
Reports from recent days and weeks suggest that the 24-year-old is a transfer target for the Whites once again, after it was revealed that the Premier League team turned down an offer for the winger last summer.
And during the 4-1 defeat of Gers on Sunday afternoon, Kent was absolutely exceptional and certainly showed Biels that he could create a terrible duo in the Premier League with the mascot of Leeds Rafinha.
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According to Sofascore, he completed four of his six dribbles, which was the highest level of any player on the field, while he also provided a mammoth five key passes – again the most from each player on both sides.
The winger also showed that he is a man who can handle the physical side of the game, winning nine matches in total, which was the most of any player who came on the field.
In addition to raising the assist for the game’s opening goal, Kent also had a controversy on the most eye-catching moment of the match, absolutely skinning Greg Taylor with a brilliant piece of skill by Raphinha-esque and leaving him dead.
And in a post-match statement, Gers boss Gerard said: “I watch a lot of Celtic and they are a good team, but with all due respect, they have weaknesses – especially in this back line.
“I wanted to confront two men against the central halves and cause them problems all night. I wanted Ryan Kent to keep doing what he was doing with Scott Brown, which should be the right threat, and the three of them were great. “
Given how Rafinha has horrified Premier League defenses all season and has been the “right threat” himself, Leeds can ensure that the Brazilian has more than a capable supportive play on the opposite flank of the Gers star.
Kent’s £ 20,000-a-week earnings have gone into a master class, and Bielsa will be drooling over the prospect of partnering with Raphinha on Elland Road for next season in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, this Leeds man must have made Bielsa burn Brighton …