By Danny Wright
Leeds United have been handed renewed hope of sealing a loan swoop for Liverpool’s Ryan Kent, according to a report.
The Sun claims that the Premier League giants are unhappy with the amount of progress Kent, 21, has been making during his temporary stint at German outfit Freiburg and could recall him with a view to loaning him out to an English club.
It is understood that Leeds were one of three Championship clubs interested in the forward in the summer with Sheffield United and Middlesbrough also keen on the England youth international.
Instead of switching to the Championship for a second season in a row, after he spent last term with Barnsley, Kent and Liverpool saw it fit for him to continue his footballing education in the Bundesliga with Freiburg.
However in a major development, the Reds have been alerted to the lack of progress he has made in Germany with him starting just once in the Bundesliga and making a total of just six appearances across all competitions.
Football Insider Verdict
Kent is a very good prospect and it seems that Liverpool are taking his development very seriously with the hopes that he can become a key first-team player in the future. Leeds would be a good fit for the youngster but it seems that the club are more intent on signing players rather than loaning them. Kent can play as a striker or on the wings and Leeds could really do with better options up front. However the Liverpool youngster is not an out-and-out forward, which is what the Whites really need after struggling for firepower. Pierre-Michel Lasogga seems to be hit and miss while Jay-Roy Grot, Pawel Cibicki and Caleb Ekuban haven’t had many chances to impress.
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