West Bromwich Albion have around two weeks to secure themselves a new striker and with time running out, there could be the perfect solution…
According to the Daily Mail, the Baggies are one of several Premier League teams interested in signing Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster this transfer window.
They claim that Crystal Palace are the front-runners to secure the 20-year-old striker whilst Sheffield United are also keen.
It’s thought that the champions would like to sell the England U20 international for £20m but that must include a buy-back and sell-on clause. He could also go out on loan once again.
Albion clearly need a new forward if they are to truly compete in the big time – Slaven Bilic has been playing winger Callum Robinson up front on his own during their opening two matches.
Neither Charlie Austin, Hal Robson-Kanu or Kenneth Zohore can break into the starting XI, which is rather damning, so perhaps a swoop for Brewster could solve the problem.
The young striker bagged 11 goals in 22 matches whilst on loan at Swansea City last season and clearly isn’t going to break into the first-team fold under Jurgen Klopp.
Brewster had a pretty disastrous afternoon against the Baggies back in March, picking up a 6.4 rating from SofaScore having managed just two shots. He also missed one big chance, lost possession 13 times and won only four duels.
Semi Ajayi and Dara O’Shea won that day, though it shouldn’t put anyone at the Hawthorns off a move for him.
Klopp is a big fan, once calling the academy prospect a “wonderfully skilled boy, [a] real striker, [a] good finisher, [with a] fantastic work ethic and all that stuff.”
Whilst Jadon Sancho believes Brewster “causes defenders nightmares” and has the ability to become a “great player.”
Whether it’s on loan or at £20m with a few clauses, Luke Dowling should look no further than adding Brewster. He could strike up another partnership with Conor Gallagher to become a hit in the Midlands.
AND in other news, Baggies must steer clear of mooted target who’s shades of Anelka…