Liverpool could still be in for a transfer windfall from Ryan Kent’s prospective move to Leeds United before the deadline next month.

According to Phil Hay, in The Athletic, Leeds are still interested in signing Ryan Kent, despite seeing a £10m bid rejected by Rangers earlier in the window.

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.

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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.

So, for example, if Leeds now go and sign Kent for £20m Liverpool would receive 20% of the profit. This means that they would get 20% of £13m – £2.6m – as Rangers paid Liverpool £7m to sign him.

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.

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