It’s been no secret that the Yorkshire club wanted to sign Kent this summer, but the fact he is being brought in at this point of the window is baffling.
With Ezgjan Alioski and Pablo Hernandez already at the club, it’s fair to say that the wings are slightly oversaturated, yet Bielsa still wants Kent.
Hay suggested in his Q&A that the winger could be moulded to play centrally, but with so much at stake this season why would Bielsa risk something like that?
It’s a simple trade-off really. In losing Roofe they’ve lost a lot of goals, in signing Kent they haven’t replaced those strikes.
It now seems likely that Leeds will head into this season with Patrick Bamford as their only accomplished number nine.
Having to call on a winger whose goalscoring record is rather lacklustre as your backup striker isn’t the best formula for promotion, and Leeds should be looking to bring in a more established marksman rather than hoping Bielsa can work his magic on Kent.