Barnsley are considering trying to bring Ryan Kent back to Oakwell from Liverpool over the summer, as Paul Heckingbottom looks to bolster his depleted squad ahead of the 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship season, reports the Sheffield Star.
Heckingbottom has had to deal with a mass exodus of players from Oakwell in the last six-months, as his promotion winning squad from 12-months ago is slowly picked apart by Barnsley’s Championship rivals.
Sam Winnall, James Bree and Conor Hourihane were all high-profile departures from Oakwell during the January transfer window, and since then Marley Watkins has signed for Norwich City, whilst Josh Scowen is set to pursue other options as well this summer.
Barnsley are now considering trying to bring Kent back to South Yorkshire, after the Liverpool youngster enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Tykes last season.
Kent, 20, arrived on a season-long loan ahead of the 2016/17 campaign, and had a positive impact in the Championship, making 47 appearances and scoring three goals for Barnsley, as they excelled on their return to the second-tier.
The winger has made just one senior appearance for Liverpool, which came in the FA Cup in 2016, and opportunities are expected to be limited at Anfield again next season under Jurgen Klopp, which has made Barnsley aware of Kent’s potential availability.
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