Liverpool winger Ryan Kent has joined Bristol City on loan until the end of the season, according to a reliable journalist.
The Times’ Merseyside correspondent Paul Joyce reported on his personal Twitter account on Friday morning that the 21-year-old has agreed the terms of a switch to the Championship high flyers.
Ryan Kent joins Bristol City on loan from Liverpool until the end of the season.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) January 12, 2018
There has been no official announcement yet from either of the two clubs but it appears that it is only a matter of time before Kent’s temporary move is confirmed.
His seemingly imminent move to the League Cup semi-finalists comes after he was recalled from Bundesliga club Freiburg, who he joined on an initial season-long loan deal last summer.
The wide attacker is now back at Merseywide and the Premier League giants are set to loan him out to Lee Johnson’s side for the rest of the season.
Credit to Liverpool for hauling Kent back from Germany at the earliest opportunity after his move to the Bundesliga soon turned sour. The left winger had high hopes of playing regularly at Freiburg but was given only 241 minutes of first team action at the 13th-placed outfit after failing to gain the trust of the coaching staff. A move to a second-tier club where he can expect to play regularly is just what he needs, and it is likely that Liverpool have had reassurances from Bristol City that the highly rated wide forward will play this time. Kent showed during a loan spell at Barnsley last season that he can cut it in the English second tier and could be a fine signing for Johnson’s side, who are fourth in the Championship and preparing for a League Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester City. They showed in the first leg on Tuesday they can be a real threat on the counter-attack, which will suit Kent’s direct and mobile playing style. After the arrested development of his Germany experience, it is vital he has a manager who trusts him to do the business.