Sheffield United linked with permanent move for Liverpool starlet Rhian Brewster
Sheffield United could launch an audacious bid to sign Rhian Brewster from Liverpool on a permanent basis this summer, according to reports in the national media this morning.
The Sun today reported that Chris Wilder's Blades will attempt to steal a march on the clubs looking to sign Brewster on loan this summer, by making a cash offer for the young striker.
The England U21 man spent last season in the Championship, on loan at Swansea City, and fired the Swans into the play-offs with seven goals in 11 appearances in lockdown.
Brewster is highly-rated by Jurgen Klopp, but will likely find first-team opportunities limited at Anfield behind Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi.
Brewster has good pedigree, after finishing as top scorer in the U17 World Cup as an England side also containing the likes of Phil Foden and Jadon Sancho won the tournament.
Sources in Swansea talk about a player who works incredibly hard for the team, even when he's not scoring goals, which will be music to the ears of Wilder.
Brewster has scored three goals in pre-season already for Klopp's men, to press his case for some first-team action, and teammate Gini Wijnaldum admits he isn't surprised by the 20-year-old's progress.
"I'm not "impressed", because I know already which kind of quality he has.
"We trained together for a few years and he showed also in training that his finishing is unbelievable, so I'm not really impressed!"