Date: 30th July 2019 at 5:31pm
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Many Leeds United supporters have been reacting on social media, after Leeds Live reporter Beren Cross shared that Director of Football Victor Orta may still be able to land Liverpool winger Ryan Kent on loan.

Kent is believed to be the final player from Orta’s preliminary summer transfer shortlist to still be on the board heading toward Deadline Day, and has not given up hope of making a deal happen despite Reds boss Jurgen Klopp insisting the player will not be loaned out.

Orta will only be able to sanction a temporary deal for the Oldham-born wide man, however, as the Anfield natives have placed a £10m to £12million asking price on the 22-year-old, which Leeds cannot meet under any circumstances.

A loan would be financially possible if Klopp has a change of heart as the summer deadline nears for English sides, though, as it has been alleged previously that the German’s side would consider offers in excess of £1million enough for a term.

United chiefs face a waiting game to see if Liverpool do warm to sanctioning a loan request against their manager’s current standpoint, but Kent’s camp are alleged by Cross to be confident a temporary move is in their client’s future.

They are believed to be sceptical in any side coming forward before the window slams shut with an offer the Champions League holders would deem adequate, and fear that would seriously hinder the minutes that will be on offer to the former England youth international.

Rangers’ interest in the 5 ft 7 winger remains, though, and Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox natives stand an advantage in time as the Scottish market remains open until September 2. If Liverpool decide to hold out in hope of a permanent offer until the English market closes, they will have the Gers to fall back on.

Here’s how these Leeds fans reacted to Cross’ update on Leeds pursuit of Kent…

 
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4 Replies to “‘Victor needs to look again’ – Many Leeds fans react as Orta’s final target remains a possibility”

  • Replacements needed for Jansson, Saiz, Chris Wood and whoever was the last decent keeper we had!? The frailties we had last season just haven’t been addressed at all. Top finish 7th with current squad!

    • Spot on. Those are the idiots who also are abusive and have to resort to using swear words in their posts, against anybody with a concerning opinion. It baffles me that Radrizanni has any supporters left, be he obviously does, despite stripping down the first team squad to a skeleton staff, that will get injured and burnt out again, due to over-use of the same players, over and over again. We will all be very happy with two or three more signings, but time is running out and the silence is deafening.

  • Agree entirely with the above statements We don’t need another winger Goalkeeper and centre back needed But most of all a top quality striker Orta should be trying to get Dwight Gayle on loan whatever it will cost in wages Roofe injury prone and Bamford is just not good enough Like last season we will create plenty of chances And all we need is a quality striker to put them away The defence looks highly suspect Too many times they try to play their way out of trouble instead of doing the simple things Get the players we need and this could finally be our year for promotion If not we will struggle to make the play offs

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