Liverpool are reportedly willing to offload midfielder Herbie Kane despite his impressive performance in Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup 5-0 defeat to Aston Villa – and Leeds United have surely got to bring him in next month.
Kane, 21, was handed his first Liverpool start and only his second game for Liverpool’s first team in the quarter-final of the Cup. The midfielder came out of the match as one of Liverpool’s more impressive performances in a team with an average age of 19.
But Goal claim that could be his last outing for Liverpool, using the last-eight clash as a shop window ahead of January. At 21, Kane is still being used in the Under-23 side and is looking more and more unlikely of breaking into the senior team.
Kane starred in League One for Doncaster during 2018-19. He clocked up 49 appearances in all competitions for the Yorkshire-based side, having a hand in a whopping 17 goals for the Dons. He scored seven times, and created 10 more.
So, with Liverpool willing to sell the exciting England Under-18 international, surely Leeds United have got to consider a move for the midfielder – especially given his form for Doncaster in League One last season.
Leeds could do with additions in the middle of the park. Injuries to Tyler Roberts, Jamie Shackleton and Adam Forshaw has seen veteran Pablo Hernandez forced into moving from out wide into the middle of the park.
Marcelo Bielsa likes to use two attacking midfielders that can score goals and create alongside Matuesz Klich, and Kane would certainly be able to do that. Liverpool are believed to be willing to sell him permanently, but a loan is more likely.
Leeds cannot bring in any more players on loan, with six of their squad on loan but only five allowed in the matchday squad. If Leeds consider Kane, it will need to be permanently – but he could be key in pushing the Whites towards promotion.