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08th Sep 2020

Liverpool mulling permanent switch for Rhian Brewster

Liverpool are reportedly willing to let Brewster go on a permanent deal, with several Premier League clubs interested in the young striker

Reuben Pinder

Several Premier League clubs have expressed interest in the striker.

Liverpool are considering allowing young striker Rhian Brewster leave the club on a permanent deal in this transfer window, according to Sky Sports.

If Premier League champions do sell the 20-year-old, they will likely protect themselves by insisting on putting a buy back clause into his contract.

Several Premier League clubs have expressed interest in the forward, who spent the second half of the 19/20 season on loan at Swansea. Those clubs include Aston Villa, Brighton and Sheffield United.

Villa are reportedly on the verge of completing a the signing Brentford striker Ollie Watkins, significantly lowering their chances of landing Brewster. Having joined Liverpool’s youth set-up from Chelsea, in 2017, Brewster has made four senior appearances for the Reds.

He was loaned out to Swansea last season and bagged 11 goals in 22 games before returning to Liverpool when the 2019/20 wrapped up. He came off the bench in the Community Shield loss to Arsenal and missed a penalty in the shoot-out.

Liverpool’s change in stance on Brewster’s future, having previously preferred to send him out on loan again, could be inferred as a means of gathering the funds to spend on Thiago Alcantara, with Bayern Munich seemingly refusing to go below their €30m asking price.

The Spain international has been heavily linked with Liverpool all summer and has said his goodbyes to his Bayern colleagues. He is not present at Bayern’s training centre for medical tests today, with his heart set on a move to Anfield.

Thiago’s move to Anfield may well hinge on Gini Wijnaldum reuniting with former Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman at Barcelona. Though reports suggest the club would prefer to bring Thiago back to the Camp Nou rather than sign Wijnaldum.

As always in the transfer market, it’s a game of dominos. Once one falls, the rest will follow. Until then, it’s more a game of poker.

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