Liverpool could still be in for a transfer windfall from Ryan Kent’s prospective move to Leeds United before the deadline next month.
He claims that they are actively looking at the 23-year-old with the transfer window just a matter of weeks away from closing as Leeds look to bolster their Premier League club.
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Liverpool could benefit from Leeds signing Kent due to the sell-on clause inserted in his contract when they sold him to Rangers for £7m. The Reds will pocket 20% of any profit Rangers make on the English winger from a potential transfer.
Whilst £2.6m might not sound a significant amount of money, it is a chunk of change Liverpool were not expecting to have. Any boost to Liverpool’s transfer budget is helpful and – you never know – it could be the £2.6m that helps them seal an important transfer in this window or in a window coming up.
However, Leeds have not signed Kent at this point and there is no knowing how much the fee will be even if they do. Liverpool may be watching this situation closely, though, as the money could be a welcome boost.