Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Moore has told The Doncaster Free Press that Liverpool midfielder Herbie Kane is unlikely to return on loan. Rumours have picked up in recent days but Moore has dismissed this as speculation.
Kane spent last season at Doncaster and he was a hit. The 20-year-old played 49 games for Rovers last season, racking up a tally of seven goals and 10 assists. His performances helped his side reach the play-offs in League One but they fell short in the semi-final.
Since returning to Liverpool, he has played one match for the U23 team, completing 90 minutes in the 3-0 loss to Chelsea. But he was spotted at The Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday watching Doncaster’s 3-2 win over Fleetwood Town, prompting rumours of a return.
But Moore has poured cold water over this latest transfer link. He told The Doncaster Free Press: “Obviously Herbie knows one or two of the boys here and one of them invited him to come along and watch the game. I didn’t realise he was here.
“I know he is a fantastic player. He was a good player for the club last season. But I would only imagine that is speculation linking him with a move back here.”
Kane’s return to Doncaster would be a major coup for Moore’s side ahead of a potential promotion push. The England U19 midfielder was a key part of their plans last summer and he has not managed to secure a loan switch to the Championship.
This report mentions that Portsmouth, Coventry City and teams from Scotland and abroad want Kane. Liverpool now need to decide where is best for his development; perhaps a return to a familiar location could work.