According to TEAMtalk, Middlesbrough have entered the race to sign Ryan Kent, with Garry Monk keen to add the Liverpool winger to his squad this summer.
It seems that Kent will be allowed to leave Anfield this summer for a third consecutive year, and after Boro have become increasingly frustrated in their quest to sign Sheyi Ojo, Monk has turned his attention to the 20-year-old.
Leeds United, Derby County and Hull City are also keen to sign Kent on-loan this summer, after the winger impressed in his two previous loan spells away from Anfield.
During the last two seasons, Kent spent time with Coventry City and Barnsley in League One and the Sky Bet Championship respectively, making a combined total of 61 league appearances.
Last year for Barnsley, Kent featured in 44 of the club’s 46 league fixtures, scoring three goals and helping the Tykes comfortably achieve a mid-table finish.
A host of Championship clubs are now in the race to sign Kent, including Boro, who have already had an extremely busy summer transfer window.
Monk has made a number of high-profile signings this summer, breaking Boro’s club-record transfer-fee, and equalling the Championship record, by bringing Britt Assombalonga to the Riverside Stadium for £15m.
Boro are looking to complete a deal for Kent this week, and hope the winger is involved for their first game of the season this weekend, a difficult trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The arrival of Kent at the Riverside Stadium would be another major coup for Boro and Garry Monk, particularly with the potential the 20-year-old has.
Despite Monk’s activity in the transfer window so far this summer, his squad is still lacking competition for places in the wide areas, something that the addition Kent would address.
Boro could be the perfect place for Kent next season, with the 20-year-old potentially having the opportunity to impress his parent-club by playing a key role in a promotion push.
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