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Leeds may have missed out on a gem with Rhian Brewster

Leeds were chasing a striker for the majority of January, and it wasn’t until the final week of the window that they got one through the door.

A number of different options were considered as Leeds made numerous bids for Che Adams, and they also enquired about Andre Gray.

In the end, neither man moved clubs, but one of Leeds’ Premier League targets did drop down to the Championship as Rhian Brewster joined Swansea City.

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The Liverpool loanee may have only been at the Liberty Stadium for a few weeks, but his WhoScored stats make him look like a bit of a gem.

Brewster has played 353 minutes in the Championship and he’s already scored twice.

That’s a minutes per goal ratio of one goal every 176.5 minutes, a better record than Patrick Bamford’s record of scoring every 189.7 mins.

It’s not just putting the ball in the net where Brewster is excelling, the attacker wins 4.1 aerial duels per 90, while Bamford wins just 1.1.

The 20-year-old is also a bit of a creative force, playing 0.8 key passes per game, which is more than his Leeds counterpart who plays just 0.7.

United’s number nine has previously been praised for his pressing, but he’s not made a single interception this term, while Brewster is already showing his defensive prowess, making 0.8 interceptions per game.

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The Liverpool loanee outdoes Bamford in almost every stat imaginable, and perhaps Leeds should have tried a bit harder to bring him in last month.

In other news, one man proved that he should be dropped on Saturday.

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