Leeds United may be in for a quiet January transfer window if Victor Orta is to be believed, but one thing that could force them into action is Eddie Nketiah being recalled by Arsenal.
It’s unknown as to whether or not the striker will remain at Elland Road this summer, but journalists have previously stated that United could be tempted to dip into the market if they lose the striker.
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Hay was hosting a Q&A session on The Athletic after Leeds’ 1-1 draw with Preston.
With less than a week to go until the January transfer window, understandably, supporters were asking about any potential incomings to replace Nketiah if he ends up leaving, and Jack Clark who has already been recalled by Tottenham.
“Rhian Brewster is a definite target (or on the list). If Che Adams is made available by Southampton on loan, don’t rule Leeds out of that one either.” Hay said.
Brewster could very well be the next big thing to come out of Liverpool’s academy as he’s contributed to 23 goals in 28 appearances for the U23 side on Merseyside, but this seems to be the wrong signing for Leeds to make at this point in time.
It can often take players a while to adjust to Bielsa’s system as we’ve seen both Patrick Bamford and Jack Harrison start slowly in terms of goals and assists when they first joined the club, and with Brewster only ever playing two senior games it will be even harder for him, especially when he’s joining halfway through the season.
Brewster may be a great player in the making, but signing an inexperienced youngster halfway through a season in which anything other than promotion would be seen as failure seems rather short-sighted.