Leeds' Marcelo Bielsa could turn Ryan Kent into different animal

A general view of Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United shouldn't give up trying to sign Ryan Kent.

Ryan Kent of Liverpool during a pre-season friendly match between Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool at Prenton Park on July 12, 2017 in Birkenhead, England.

Leeds United might be losing a winger in the form of Jack Clarke this summer.

The 18-year-old is heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur who, according to The Express, are closing in on a £15 million deal to bring him to North London.

He would be going back to Elland Road on loan, if that report is true, but Leeds will still need a long-term replacement and Marcelo Bielsa shouldn't give up hope of getting Ryan Kent.

The Liverpool winger, rated at £12 million [The Echo], is 'open' to joining the Whites [Leeds Live] but Rangers assistant Gary McAllister said on Friday that the Scots were 'first in line' to re-sign the 22-year-old if the Reds made him available for another loan.

 

The prospect of playing under Steven Gerrard will entice Kent, who improved in a big way last season, but Bielsa has much more clout in the realm of player development and surely a switch to West Yorkshire is difficult to turn down.

There is an argument to be made that Clarke's imminent move to Spurs is a direct result of Bielsa's coaching, given that he came from nowhere and established himself as a first-team star last season - for a while, anyway.

Kent, also a left-sided winger, must look at Clarke's improvement and wonder what a year under the veteran Argentine coach could do for his game.

Gerrard is a big draw in Glasgow, but Bielsa, who has disciples in Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola, is a much bigger one and the 63-year-old shouldn't give up trying to sign the Liverpool man until he has officially moved to Scotland.

Marcelo Bielsa, Manager of Leeds United looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play-off semi final first leg match between Derby County and Leeds United at Pride Park Stadium on May 11,...

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