Coventry City are set to rival Portsmouth for the loan-signing of exciting Liverpool midfielder Herbie Kane, according to Portsmouth News.
The news outlet claim that the League One duo have both been alerted to the Reds’ midfielder after he missed the chance to move to the Championship after the deadline passed on Thursday.
Portsmouth News report that Liverpool are ready to sanction a loan exit for the youngster, with League One and Two clubs having until the beginning of September to complete their business.
Pompey manager Kenny Jackett is understood to be keen on a move for the 20-year-old after he impressed on-loan at Doncaster Rovers last season.
After his successful spell at Doncaster, Liverpool were most likely wanting to see Kane secure a move to the Championship this season. The extra competitiveness in the league below the top-flight could have seen the youngster attempt to prove that he is ready for the step up to the Premier League. Having said that, Jackett is a manager with good Championship experience, having managed both Wolves and Millwall during his career, and that could persuade Liverpool to sanction a move. Kane was a mainstay at Doncaster and helped guide them to the play-off semi-finals, scoring seven goals in his 49 appearances – with a couple of long-range strikes included in those goals. The move to Doncaster was Kane’s first experience of senior football and the Reds will be hoping that should he move again, that he continues to progress and not stagnate in the lower divisions. Should the youngster develop into a midfielder that can deliver consistent goals and assists throughout a season, as well as offering suitable defensive reinforcements, he would be more than capable of adapting to Jurgen Klopp’s playing style.