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VILLA LEAD RACE FOR LIVERPOOL YOUNGSTER

on Oct 2, 2020

Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster has gained attention from a trio of English Premier League clubs, with Aston Villa believed to be leading the chase for the talented youngster. The Englishman is available for either a loan deal or even a permanent transfer in this summer.

The youngster joined Liverpool's academy when he turned 14 after many years at the Chelsea academy. During his six years stay on Merseyside, Brewster has made only four first team appearances, but he impressed while on loan with Swansea City in the second half of last season in the Championship.

Brewster, made 22 appearances in the Championship, scoring 11 goals, including a goal in Swansea's ultimately unsuccessful play-off semi-final tie against Brentford at Wembley.

His loan form has attracted three Premier League sides in the form of Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Sheffield United, according to reports from The Telegraph, with OlyBet putting the Villans as slight favourites to get the deal over the line.

The three clubs that have shown interest in Brewster were goal-shy last season. On record no player among the three clubs was able to register double figures in the League. Brewster league goal return for the second half if last season is apparently too much to resist.

Liverpool have also stated that they are open to selling the former Chelsea youth prospect outright this summer, albeit they will include a buy back option in any deal. His chances of making the first team were slim, given that he is competing to knock one of Salah, Mane or Firminho out of the starting line-up, but were further diminished by the signing of Jota, and of course Divock Origi is also also ahead of him. A move now seems to make sense for all parties.

Jürgen Klopp called on the 20-year old in the final minutes of Liverpool's season-opening Community Shield defeat to Arsenal. He missed his penalty kick hence the Reds lost 5-4 but Klopp said he would never knock the player for that. Per latest reports, the Reds are believed to be willing to let the youngster leave Anfield especially with many clubs interested. Time will tell whether he lines up in a claret-and-blue shirt after the deadline closes on October 5th.

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