Bournemouth and Brighton Targeting Liverpool Winger Ryan Kent After Loan Spell With Barnsley

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

​Newly promoted Brighton, as well as Bournemouth and Leeds are interested in signing Liverpool winger Ryan Kent, the Daily Mail have reported.

The 20-year-old has impressed on loan at Championship side Barnsley this season, making 45 appearances in all competitions and establishing himself as a first team regular.

Kent still has two years remaining on his contract at Liverpool, although he is expected to struggle to break into the side on his return.

Jurgen Klopp is reportedly a fan of the youngster, but the club would be willing to let him go as they look to further strengthen in attacking areas next season.

BARNSLEY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 17: Ryan Kent of Barnsley in action during the The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay between Barnsley and Blackpool at Oakwell Stadium on January 17, 2017 in Barnsley, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Kent has expressed his desire to fight for his place at Liverpool despite interest from fellow Premier League club Bournemouth and promoted Championship side Brighton. Barnsley are also believed to be interested in making the loan move permanent in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Kent has caught the eye with the Yorkshire club during his loan spell, demonstrating his dribbling and technical ability in a number of promising performances. Kent has previously had a loan spell with League One side Coventry.

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