Rangers winger Ryan Kent discusses Ibrox future amid Leeds United interest

The Whites have already seen a bid turned down for Ryan Kent this summer.

Monday, 31st August 2020, 11:09 am

Leeds United target Ryan Kent is unsure where his future lies but insists that as long as he is a Rangers player he will give his all for the Scottish giants.

The Whites have been long-time admirers of the winger. They tried to sign him last summer and have already seen an initial bid of £8.5 million, with £1.5m of potential add-ons, rejected this summer.

Head coach Steven Gerrard has reiterated his desire to keep the 23-year-old north of the border but he remains on the radar of the Elland Road outfit ahead of October's transfer deadline.

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Rangers winger Ryan Kent. (Getty)

Kent has bagged three goals in just six league outings this term and helped his team to a 2-0 win over Hamilton on Saturday.

The forward, though, was quizzed over his future post-match amid United's interest and remained philosophical.

“Every time I go out on the pitch I just want to give my best for Rangers," Kent told the Daily Record.

“This is a club that has given me opportunities that I’ve not had before. It’s a massive football club so I’ll continue to do right by Rangers.

“I can’t thank the fans enough, they’ve always been supportive of me even when I was on loan. It’s difficult for loan players to come into a club and be welcomed but they did that with me.

“That was a big incentive for coming back here, getting a feel for the size of this club. The fans are one of, if not the, biggest thing about this club. You don’t get fans like Rangers fans so every time I step out on the pitch it’s an honour to represent them.

“I’ll continue to give my best for Rangers. Where my future takes me, I’m not sure but as long as I’ve got a Rangers shirt on, I’ll give my best."

Asked about the impact of Gerrard on his career so far, he said: “The relationship with the manager is key, as it is for any footballer.

"Especially for a forward player, you need to feel comfortable and enjoy your football. I certainly do here. The coaching staff have put a lot of faith in me and a lot of work into me to get numbers into my game.

“That’s showing this season, I’m getting into the right areas now and putting away finishes that I wasn’t last season.

“I want to repay the manager for that backing, this is the season to do that. Steven Gerrard, the coaching staff, my team-mates, the fans, I’ll continue to do my best for them.

“I have high expectations of myself on the pitch so everyone can be reassured that I’ll continue to do my best for Rangers.”