Bristol City are set to complete the loan signing of highly sought after Liverpool winger Ryan Kent, according to The Sun.

The Robins appear to have won the race for his signature. Promotion rivals Leeds United and Sheffield United were all reported to be interested in a move for Kent, as well as former club Barnsley.

City have agreed a deal with Liverpool which includes a number of hefty penalty payments should Kent not make enough appearances between now and the end of the season.

Parent club Liverpool recently recalled Kent early from his loan spell at Bundesliga side SC Freiburg due to a lack of game time. The Liverpool youngster made just one start during his spell in Germany, and Liverpool are keen on him playing on a regular basis.

Kent progressed through the ranks of Liverpool, joining the club at the age of seven. He has made just one competitive appearance for the club, coming on as a substitute in a FA Cup tie at Exeter City in January 2016.

This will be his fourth loan spell away from the Reds, with his first coming at Coventry City. He made 17 appearances for the Sky Blues, scoring once.

Last season, Kent spent a full season on loan at Championship side Barnsley. He impressed during his time at the Tykes, winning the clubs young player of the year award.

Kent is very highly rated by current Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and was rewarded with a new long term contract last summer following some impressive performances on the clubs pre season tour.

This should be considered quite a coup for Bristol City, beating a number of promotion rivals to his signature.

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