Ryan Kent has completed a deal to spend the 2016/17 season on loan at Barnsley, according to Sky Sports.
While Kent is a highly promising player he doesn’t bring much to the current Liverpool team which means he will develope more at a club which can offer him regular football as opposed to just sitting on the bench.
The 19-year old has been very impressive in the four domestic pre-season games in which he has appeared under Jürgen Klopp.
Kent’s loan deal to Barnsley will include a clause which will insist on Kent playing in 75% of games when fit. If this demand is not meant a financial penalty will be awarded against Barnsley.
Last season, Kent went on loan to Coventry last season and made 17 appearances but was recalled by Jürgen Klopp in January. The young winger is the latest to be sent away from Anfield for next season with Klopp trying to cut down his squad.
Head Coach Paul Heckingbottom told the club’s website:
“We first enquired about Ryan last summer and we’ve continually monitored his progress, so I’m absolutely delighted to have him as part of our squad for next season.
“We saw a lot of him last season and he made a huge impression at Coventry. Playing out on either wing, he is fearless, and loves to take on his man and get balls into the box. Not only that, he can finish – as we saw against us at the Ricoh Arena last season.
“He’s one of the most highly rated youngsters in the country and now he has a great opportunity to step up and show us what he can do in the Championship.
“We beat off a number of Championship clubs to secure his signature which is testament to us as a Club and our ability to nurture up and coming talent. I’m very grateful to Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool for allowing Ryan to continue his development with us here at Barnsley and I’m really excited about seeing him in action.”