Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster’s recently rumoured loan spell to Swansea City is reportedly on the verge of collapse according to reports from the Independent – and current Championship leaders Leeds United are ‘ready to pounce’.
Brewster, 19, has been the name on a number of Championship clubs’ lips with Swansea the team seemingly most likely to secure the teenager’s signature. A loan deal was expected to be announced this week after Liverpool had competed against Everton in the FA Cup.
However, a move to south-wales has reportedly been brought to an abrupt halt. The report states that The Swans are unwilling to include goal bonuses with the two clubs currently in dispute over a loan fee for the in-demand forward.
Steve Cooper’s side will need to act quickly to resolve negotiations with Liverpool after it has emerged that both Leeds and Bristol City are preparing to hijack the deal with both club’s representatives already making contact with Brewster’s agents.
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If you are a Liverpool supporter, the likely reality is that you will have heard of the young emerging talent that is Brewster. The England U17’s World Cup-winner is attracting similar global attention to that of former Reds Raheem Sterling and Michael Own.
Leeds will be looking for a new attacking option after Eddie Nketiah was recalled from his loan spell at Elland Road to return to Arsenal.
Brewster is currently behind in the attacking pecking order to Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi and will certainly fancy his chances to rival Leeds’ striker Patrick Bamford.
The former Middlesbrough forward was the main reason Nketiah was restricted to just three starts and Brewster could be in a similar position to the Arsenal youngster.
However, Brewster will have benefited from learning from the likes of arguably the world’s most devestating attacking trio in the form of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino and will believe his experience could be of value to a team on the verge of promotion to the Premier League.