Everton and Fulham have reportedly entered the race to sign Rangers winger Ryan Kent, who is also a target for Leeds United.

According to 90 Min, Leeds United are set to face competition from Premier League rivals Everton and newly-promoted side Fulham for the signing of Rangers winger Ryan Kent ahead of the summer transfer window.

Kent, a product of the Liverpool youth academy, has been with Rangers since 2018. Having joined the Scottish giants on a loan deal initially, the 25-year-old made the switch permanent in 2019 and has been an integral member of the team, helping them to the Premiership title last season and the UEFA Europa League final this term.

Kent has made 171 appearances for Rangers, producing a tally of 30 goals and 47 assists. The Englishman has had direct involvement in 22 goals from 43 games (three goals, 19 assists). His form for the Gers has attracted interest from clubs in England and the rest of Europe, with Leeds United, Fulham, Everton and RB Leipzig keen.

Leeds United are long-term admirers of Kent and have made previous attempts to sign him, only to be rebuffed on each occasion by Rangers. However, with there being question marks over the future of Raphinha and Daniel James not performing consistently enough, they are once again in the market for a winger, with Kent on their radars.

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As for Everton, they are also on the lookout for a new wide player, with Richarlison being linked with an exit in the summer. With Andros Townsend recovering from a serious injury and Demarai Gray’s form fizzling out after a bright start, the Toffees can do with some spark in the wide areas. Although, given Kent’s past ties with Liverpool, there could be a reluctance on the player’s part to join the club.

Fulham, meanwhile, are looking to add more quality to their roster ahead of their return to the Premier League. While the Cottagers have scored more than 100 goals in the Championship this term, they could do with added depth in the squad, more so with Fabio Carvalho set to depart at the end of the season. Kent, to that end, is a viable target for the London club.

Rangers are keen on holding on to their prized asset. However, they risk losing him for nothing next year when his contract expires. So, it remains to be seen what the Scottish giants decide as the interest in Kent continues to grow, with Barcelona also being linked.

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