Coventry City complete the loan signing of promising Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent

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The 18-year-old is considered to be one of Liverpool's most prized academy products.

Following the speculation that had mounted over the past few days, with HITC Sport bringing you news of an imminent agreement on Wednesday, Coventry City have now completed the loan signing of Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent.

As confirmed by his parent club's official website this afternoon, the 18-year-old will play his football at the Ricoh Arena until January under the terms of the current deal.

The attacking midfielder heads to Coventry with an esteemed reputation at youth level. He was considered by many as one of the standout performers in Liverpool's U21 team last season, which subsequently earned him a place on the first-team's pre-season tour during the summer.

Speaking to Coventry's official website following the completion of today's deal, boss Tony Mowbray reaffirmed that Kent had been a target for the club for quite a while beforehand.

"Ryan is a player we've been tracking for some time and we're really excited about his potential," Mowbray said. "There is a lot of competition in the squad at the moment but we hope he can come here and enjoy the environment we've created, and flourish."

The former West Bromwich Albion manager had been scouring the market for a midfield addition following the injury to James Maddison, and had made no secret of his interest in Kent as a solution to his problem.

Apart from injury worries, however, Mowbray has had no such problems when it comes to Coventry's form at the start of the new campaign. His team sit in second place in League One after picking up 13 points from their first six fixtures.

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