Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa will compete to sign Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster, according to Mike McGrath of the Telegraph. The news emerges as the three clubs mentioned believe the England U21 international will be allowed to leave.
The forward has been subject to a great deal of Premier League speculation this summer and a handful of clubs are willing to take a chance on the World Cup Winner. With Jurgen Klopp keen on bringing in an already-proven striker, Brewster’s time at Liverpool could be drawing to a close.
Liverpool Forward Rhian Brewster is at the Centre of Premier League Trio’s Transfer Plans
Productive Spell in Wales for Rhian Brewster
Brewster enjoyed a successful spell with Championship outfit Swansea City in the second half of last season. The 20-year-old managed to hit double figures for the Swans, averaging a goal every two games.
The London-born forward also had a big part to play in Swansea’s dramatic playoff push. Brewster scored the opener in Swansea’s emphatic 4-1 victory over Reading, which ultimately knocked Nottingham Forest out of the play-offs in heart-breaking fashion.
After Brewster returned to Liverpool, the Swans were keen to get the 20-year-old back, ahead of the 2020/21 campaign. However, with the forward being part of Liverpool’s pre-season plans, the Reds opted to keep Brewster.
Newcastle May Withdraw Their Interest
Newcastle United are another side who have been monitoring the striker’s progress this transfer window. However, the £20 million signing of forward Callum Wilson, may end the Magpies interest.
However, Newcastle have found themselves in a ‘striker crisis’ during pre-season. With Dwight Gayle injured and Joelinton missing, the signing of Wilson was more of a necessity than a luxury. In the desperate situation that Newcastle find themselves in terms of their attacking options, the addition of Brewster may be welcomed with open arms.