The January transfer window has already seen more ins and outs at Anfield than we expected. Takumi Minamino is the most noteworthy arrival at Liverpool whilst Rhian Brewster is the most interesting departure, albeit on loan. Thankfully, Liverpool can benefit from Chelsea’s own loan move as Rhian Brewster will link up with his old mate Marc Guehi at Swansea City.
Prior to joining the Swans, Brewster had been linked with a move to Leeds United, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa to name but a few of the sides being touted as possible destinations.
The Reds ultimately decided that Wales was the place for the young striker, preferring him to work with a manager that already knows him – Steve Cooper coached Rhian whilst working with the England youth setup.
Swansea have been busy themselves this window, shortly after announcing Rhian Brewster they brought in Marc Guehi from Chelsea.
Guehi is a 19-year-old defender that can play at either centre back or right back. Thankfully for The Reds, Brewster and Guehi have a strong friendship from their time together at the Chelsea academy.
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The defender told Swansea City’s official site, “I have known Rhian since we were kids, about six or seven years old. He is one of my best mates, and my room-mate when we were away with England. I am really happy that he is here as well.”
Having his old pal at Swansea could prove critical to Rhian Brewster’s development at Swansea. One of the most difficult thing about a loan move is that it is temporary, you don’t have much time to settle in and hit the ground running.
Rhian Brewster grew up in London and moved to Liverpool, now moving to Wales as such a young age is a big step for the young lad, he will need all the help he can get when it comes to adjusting to his new surroundings. Thankfully for Klopp, Brewster has Guehi to help him relax into his new side, Chelsea may have just given our prodigy the boost he needed.