According to Sky Sports, reported Leeds target Rhian Brewster could be allowed to leave Liverpool on a permanent basis in this summer transfer window.
The England U21 international spent the second-half of last season on loan at Championship side Swansea, and enjoyed an impressive spell at the Liberty, scoring ten goals in just 20 league games.
Reports in recent weeks have claimed that Marcelo Bielsa’s side are very much interested in luring him to Elland Road for the upcoming campaign, and it looks like their chances of signing him have been significantly boosted.
Sky Sports claim that rather than just another loan deal, Liverpool are considering letting Brewster go permanently, although with the caveat of a buy-back clause being potentially added.
At just 20-years-old, Brewster has the world at his feet, and has shown at youth level he has all the hallmarks of being a top-level striker, with various people stepping up to rave about his abilities.
Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman remarked: “He’s got this explosive burst of pace and he seems to have really good football intelligence, so his movement is very clever and, when I watch clips of him finishing, there’s such a variety.”
And his current teammate at Liverpool, Georginio Wijnaldum, simply declared that his “finishing is unbelievable”.
With new signing Rodrigo not really a true out-and-out goal-scorer – he managed just seven goals in 34 games last season – Leeds could do with someone who can be relied upon to bag at least 15 to 20 goals in a campaign.
Whilst Brewster hasn’t really shown he can do that at Premier League level just yet, his age makes him the kind of prospect that could prove to be a superb signing for Leeds down the line. And with Liverpool contemplating selling him outright, Victor Orta must surely seize this perfect chance to land a striker of the 20-year-old’s potential.