Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during training
Celtic are reportedly interested in Liverpool’s exciting young winger, Ryan Kent, who spent last season on loan at Barnsley and impressed for the Tykes (Sun on Sunday; 11/6 p59).
With high competition for the first team places, and Liverpool seemingly looking to sign a top class winger, Kent won’t get regular opportunities at Anfield next season.
He will have to wait for his chances, and the best possible solution for him right now is to move to a bigger club and get some much-needed experience.
That is why Jurgen Klopp should send the highly rated youngster to Celtic on loan.
The Bhoys can also offer Kent the chance to play Champions League football. Kent just needs to look at the progression of Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts, who established himself as a star at Celtic.
The Hoops probably won’t be able to secure a permanent move for Roberts, and therefore should aim to tie up Kent on a long-term loan deal, which Liverpool won’t mind.
Celtic's Kieran Tierney and Patrick Roberts celebrate after the match
In that case, the Reds should ask for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney in return.
The Reds are looking to add a top quality left-back for their upcoming season, and Tierney would be a great addition to the squad.
He would walk into the first team straightaway and would add quality and depth to the squad. Along with the money, Liverpool should at least try to lure Celtic into selling their prized asset by using Ryan Kent as a makeweight.
Barnsley's Ryan Kent celebrates scoring his sides second goal