Aston Villa have brought in no fewer than three new additions this summer and it appears they are far from done yet.
According to The Sun’s Alan Nixon, Dean Smith’s side are one of many Premier League teams eyeing a move for young Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster.
Speaking to Twitter on Sunday morning, he said:
LIVERPOOL. Brewster had talks with Klopp and knows his best chance of a game is a move out. SHEFF U still mad keen but struggling with fee. VILLA could afford but would he start? PALACE have money and big long-term interest.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) September 20, 2020
It comes just a few days after the Express & Star’s claims that the Villa boss still wants another striker despite the £28m move for Ollie Watkins – mainly because Wesley is still out through injury whilst Mbwana Samatta has been linked with an exit away.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could well be willing to offload the 20-year-old sensation following the addition of Diogo Jota from Wolves, he may cost interested clubs in excess of £20m.
Brewster enjoyed a successful loan spell away from Anfield with Swansea City in the Championship last season where he bagged 11 goals in 22 appearances whilst averaging 2.5 shots per game, via WhoScored.
Klopp’s loss could well be Villa’s gain as the young forward is a very promising talent who simply cannot break into the Reds’ squad above Roberto Firmino and co.
It’s perhaps a surprise to see the German not grant Brewster an opportunity as he’s previously lauded him as “wonderfully skilled” and a “good finisher”
Whilst Dan Seymour, the man credited with unearthing the 20-year-old aged seven, believes the striker is “exceptional” and possesses “natural flair”.
Villa face competition from Sheffield United as well as Crystal Palace, who both are likely to offer Brewster more game time considering the swoop for Watkins.
But if Smith does indeed win the race for the Liverpool starlet, then he’ll have one huge talent at his disposal this season.
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