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"There was interest from a number of Championship clubs, but Coventry City stood out to me." Coventry City's Ryan Kent

10 September 2015

The Sky Blues new loan signing talks about his move, playing for England and what he'll bring to the City squad...

Coventry City’s newest signing Ryan Kent admitted that he turned down a handful of clubs, including some in the Championship, to join the Sky Blues on loan.


The 18-year old, who can play all across the front behind the striker, is excited by the new challenge in League One and revealed that lots of people pointed him in the club’s direction for his first loan move away from the Reds.

"I’ve been looking at going out on loan and taking that next step throughout the summer," Kent said.

"There was interest from a number clubs, some in the Championship, but Coventry stood out for me, they have real pedigree and a lot of good players.

"I’ve seen the young players here are doing really well and it’s an exciting team to be a part of.

"It was a mutual decision with myself and Liverpool to go out on loan, it’s the next step to play in senior football. I had a chat with Tony Mowbray, he made me feel very welcome and talked to me about the system.

"There's a few people in the staff at Liverpool which have told me good things too, and I spoke to Bryn while on international duty about it.

"A lot of people edged me towards this club, they know the manager plays a great style of football. I've kept note on the young players here, Jacob Murphy, Bryn Morris, Ruben and Adam is on fire. It's a good thing."

Kent was on tour with Liverpool during their pre-season tour and he is a regular of the Under-21s side at Anfield.

He also has plenty of international experience too, representing England at youth levels with his latest appearance coming on Monday for the Under-20s.

The midfielder is confident he can adapt to life in League One and believes he can bring the experience he’s taken so far into his time with the Sky Blues.

He added: "I'm a dynamic player, can play anywhere along the front three and hope to bring flair, goals and assists.

"It’s been the biggest honour of my career to play for England, there aren’t many higher achievements. It’s a great experience to play against different nations with different styles of play, it’s 
interesting to keep learning.

"I went away with Liverpool in pre-season and that was a great experience, it was great to see what life as a first-team player is like, the commitment on and off the pitch and I’m hoping I can bring that experience to help me in the long run here.

"It will maybe a bit more physical than I am used to but that's what I need for my game to improve, I’m relishing it."


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