Liverpool have been a buy-to-sell club for some time now. The Reds don’t go out splashing cash without bringing some in first, we saw this when the sale of Philippe Coutinho paid for the arrival of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker. We haven’t seen many departures this summer but there may well still be some in the pipeline. James Pearce has given his verdict on rumours that Liverpool could sell Rhian Brewster.
Liverpool and Rhian Brewster
Rhian Brewster has been touted as the next best thing for some years now.
The striker has been unfortunate with injuries, he picked up a nasty one ahead of what was meant to be his breakthrough season.
Last January the forward was loaned out to Swansea City where he enjoyed a great spell, banging in 11 goals as he fired the Swans to the playoffs.
At the minute there are question marks as to whether he’ll remain with the first team this season or be loaned out or even sold.
According to Sky Sports, Liverpool are considering selling Rhian Brewster for £20m but only if they can insert a buy back clause into any potential deal.
James Pearce on rumours
Well respected journalist James Pearce has recently weighed in on the Brewster rumours. The Athletic journo told The Red Agenda Podcast:
“I wouldn’t chuck him in that category with those other names (Marko Grujic, Harry Wilson, Xherdan Shaqiri). I think his situation is different.
“I think with Brewster they’ve been absolutely inundated with clubs registering interest in taking him on loan. Then it emerged last week that clubs had been informed that Liverpool wouldn’t completely rule out a permanent sale.
“The way I understand it is that Liverpool would be looking for something in the region of £25m. They would only sell Brewster if they can have written into the deal a buy-back clause.”
What RTK has to say
Liverpool selling Rhian Brewster would be an incredibly bold move.
However, at £25m and with a buy-back clause it could be a sterling piece of business.
If the forward doesn’t go on to fulfil his potential then we’ve managed to shake someone down for a decent amount of money.
If he does go on to fulfil his potential then we get him back in a couple of seasons time and stick him straight into the first team.
It would be a win-win in theory, whether or not it happens is another matter.