Exclusive: Carlton Palmer backs Leeds United move for Ryan Kent

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Former Leeds United midfielder Carlton Palmer has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that moving to Elland Road and linking up with Marceloa Bielsa in the Premier League is the place to be amid interest in Ryan Kent.

The Sun are reporting that Bielsa is keen on signing the 24-year-old for the Whites this summer, and bringing him back to England in a potential £15m deal.

Rangers, of course, were just crowned Scottish Premiership champions and will have the chance to compete in the Champions League next season, perhaps giving Kent, who was described as a “wonderful player” by Jurgen Klopp back in 2018, a reason to stay at Ibrox.

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Palmer, however, believes the chance to play in the Premier League is an opportunity that is too good to turn down.

When asked by FFC whether Leeds would be able to lure Kent away from Rangers, the ex-Leeds player said:

“Listen, Champions League or no Champions League, the place to play is in the Premier League. If he got the opportunity to go and play in the Premier League, I’m sure he’ll go and play in the Premier League.

“He’s got maybe an opportunity to play in the Premier League. For me, as a manager, as a player, the place to be now or the place to play is in the English Premier League.”

With Kent being a player rated highly by his manager Steven Gerrard, Rangers will be desperate to retain his services.

Earlier this season, the Gers boss tipped the English winger to reach new heights after starting the 2020/21 campaign strongly.

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