Liverpool FC consider loan offers from Championship clubs for Ryan Kent17:44, 4 AUGUST 2015
BY JAMES PEARCE
Reds starlet set to leave on temporary basis - but not to Swindon
Liverpool are considering a number of loan offers from Championship clubs for highly-rated youngster Ryan Kent.
Boss Brendan Rodgers is prepared to let the 18-year-old attacking midfielder leave on a temporary basis in order to secure first-team football.
League One outfit Swindon Town were hoping to make Kent their fourth loan signing of the summer from Liverpool having already snapped up Kevin Stewart, Jordan Williams and Lawrence Vigouroux.
However, Swindon are increasingly resigned to him going elsewhere with Kent being pursued by a number of clubs in the division above them.
Swindon chairman Lee Power, who held talks with Rodgers after Sunday’s friendly with the Reds when Kent made a stylish cameo, told BBC Radio Wiltshire: “I said to Brendan I was going to put him (Ryan) in the boot of the car and keep him here for a month!
“You could see the talent the boy has and the problem is there are many teams in the Championship that want him. We had a long chat with Brendan after and he explained that to us.
“I know that Brendan is keen for him to come to us because he said in the press that we were one of the few clubs that they would like to loan their players out to, which is quite nice for the football club.
“Attracting someone like Ryan is going to be difficult and looking very unlikely at the moment, but if he was to come then it would be a huge signing.”
Oldham-born Kent joined Liverpool at the age of seven and has established himself as one of the most exciting talents to emerge from the Kirkby Academy. Rodgers included him in the first-team squad for the tour of the Far East and Australia and he came off the bench against Brisbane Roar.http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpool-fc-consider-loan-offers-9791888
Looks like Kent will be off to the Championship for a season.