Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster may return to Swansea City on loan next season despite a growing interest in the striker from a host of Premier League clubs, claims journalist Chris Bascombe.
Newcastle, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace are all said to have each made approaches and have enquired about the possibility of signing the Reds youngster, only for Liverpool to maintain that they are no urgent rush to make a decision on his future.
Brewster, 20, could still remain at Liverpool for the 2020/21 season considering that a number of the aforementioned clubs have now signed alternate attacking options to Brewster.
Newcastle have revamped their forward line following the addition of Callum Wilson, Aston Villa have completed the signing if Ollie Watkins for £28 million while Crystal Palace are more focussed in getting a loan deal over the line for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.
The Telegraph also credit Brighton with having an interest in Brewster, whom surprisingly recently became available for a permanent move away from Anfield after numerous reports suggested Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp would listen to offers in the region of £25 million if a buy-back clause was inserted into any deal for the Reds.
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However, despite talks of a permanent exit, the current economic crisis dictates that a loan move is more likely as clubs cannot afford to squander such an extortionate fee on a player who is still yet to make his Premier League debut.
For Brewster, he himself is motivated by gametime which questions the likelihood of a move to Brighton materialising which once again points towards Swansea where Brewster enjoyed a successful spell with last season under manager Steve Cooper.
If he were to move to south-Wales once again, he would indeed become the club’s first-choice striker and it will enable the former Chelsea academy graduate to get a full year of senior football under his belt in the knowledge that interest will be strong in 2021 and Klopp may be more tempted to consider him in his team if he excels again away from Anfield.
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This certainly seems the more sensible option to Brewster departing on a permanent basis as Klopp will want to ensure all of the club’s most lucrative assets are protected for another season.
Brewster is still only 20 yet the fact he is currently valued at around £25m suggests Liverpool really do hold the player in high esteem.
Liverpool’s current attacking trident make it practically impossible for Brewster to have any legitimate chance to break into the Reds starting XI so the youngster will have to take a more patient approach if he is to achieve his long-term goal of becoming a mainstay in the Liverpool team in the future.
Securing a loan move to Swansea would certainly help his chances. The prospect of returning to a club where the training environment, manager and playing style are all familiar to Brewster could help him kick on from his emphatic run of form last season which saw him score 11 goals in 22 appearances.
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