Leeds United transfer rumours with fresh Ryan Kent claim and Dan James demand

Here are your latest Leeds United transfer rumours for September 4:

Fresh Kent claim

Leeds United were interested in a move for Rangers winger Ryan Kent but were deterred by his price tag this summer.

That’s according to the Athletic, who claim Steven Gerrard’s side were holding out for £20m for the former Liverpool prospect.

Ryan Kent has been linked with a transfer to Leeds United since last summer
Ryan Kent has been linked with a transfer to Leeds United since last summer

Athletic writer Phil Hay told his podcast: “The summer as a whole depicts pretty well as the transfer window is masses of moving parts. This all relates to the way Bielsa looks at transfers and valuations.

“They’ve looked at Ryan Kent in multiple windows now. I don’t honestly think they would have done Ryan Kent because I don’t think they liked the valuation of him up at Rangers.”

James needs to step up

Dan James should flourish away from the spotlight at Manchester United but now needs to repay Marcelo Bielsa’s longstanding faith.

That’s the view of Alex McLeish, who told Football Insider: “It’s hard to fulfil expectation levels at a club like Manchester United for some young players.

“If they drop a level of stature of club, Leeds fans forgive me but Man United are a world recognised club.

Dan James signs for Leeds United, August 31, 2021

“He needs to go somewhere where he really has total belief in himself. Bielsa seems to have a thing about him and therefore he’s going to get more game time.

“He’s going to play more regularly and it could be something lifted, a shadow lifted from him.

“He didn’t quite nail down the Man United position. The people he has to fight against in terms of getting a position are world-class players.

“Now Bielsa’s finally got him. He’s shown a bit of faith in the player himself and now he has to show why Bielsa chose him.”

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