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Report: Liverpool could sanction permanent transfer for Rhian Brewster

Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster still remains a likely candidate to leave the club this summer although the latest reports indicate that the England under-21 international depart Anfield on a permanent basis according to The Telegraph.

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – AUGUST 25: Rhian Brewster of Liverpool ties the score during the friendly match between FC Red Bull Salzburg and FC Liverpool at Red Bull Arena on August 25, 2020 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by Michael Molzar/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa are all in the market for a striker and all three remain interested by the prospect of landing Brewster either permanently or on loan.

Brewster, 2o, enjoyed a stellar pre-season campaign under Jurgen Klopp during Liverpool’s training camp in Austria in which the youngster scored three goals in two friendly appearances.

Liverpool were said to be reluctant in listening to offers while Brewster continued to showcase his first-team credentials to Klopp during pre-season but reports now indicate that Brewster could become available for a loan fee or on a permanent deal worth £20 million.

Chris Wilder has previously pushed to sign Brewster at Bramall Lane while Roy Hodgson and Dean Smith’s failure to sign Callum Wilson from Bournemouth also sees two Premier League club’s in desperate need of a guaranteed goalscorer.

Brewster scored 11 goals during a loan spell with Swansea last season, helping them reach the play-offs indicating he is ready to take the next step to the Premier League whether at Anfield or elsewhere.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: (THE SUN OUT. THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT)liverpools jurgen Klopp Holds on to Rhian Brewster at the end of the game the FA Community Shield final at Wembley Stadium on August 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

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Klopp has remained consistent regarding his transfer stance this summer and has persistently indicated that money for transfers just currently isn’t possible following the financial ramifications of the pandemic.

Liverpool have made just one solitary signing this summer in the form of left-back Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos and that deal was only sanctioned after the money become ready-made available following Dejan Lovren’s £10.9 million departure to Zenit St Petersburg.

According to The Telegraph, the likes of Harry Wilson, Marko Grujic and Xherdan Shaqiri were identified as Liverpool’s best options of raising funds for transfers although recent reports indicate that Brewster could also be used in an attempt improve the financial position at Anfield.

While a permanent deal hasn’t been ruled out, a loan move seems the obvious choice for Liverpool given that it is unlikely clubs will be willing to spend plus £20m on a player who is still yet to make a solitary PL appearance.

However, given Klopp’s limited resources regarding attacking deputies to Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino and recent injury woes to the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi, the manager could still have plans for Brewster in his squad given the former Chelsea graduate has felt like a new signing following his brilliance in pre-season.

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