Following a stellar half-season spent on loan at Swansea, Liverpool have something of a conundrum in the case of Rhian Brewster, their highly talented 20-year-old striker prospect, but they don’t plan on making their decision quickly.
That’s the word this week from Goal’s Neil Jones, who says four Premier League clubs want the youngster on loan this season but that the club intend to keep Brewster on hand for the next month in order to to better gauge his progress.
The striker will be expected to be given a key role in the club’s two friendlies as well as against Arsenal in the Community Shield, and with the transfer window open until the end of September any decision could be put off for a while.
In the end, though, unless Brewster looks ready to push Liverpool’s front three for minutes this season, one imagines that his future would be best served heading out on loan and playing every week against Premier League opposition.
And if that is in fact the direction the clubs heads in, Jones claims at least four sides are making overtures towards him, with Aston Villa, Brighton, Crystal Palace, and Newcastle all interested in signing Brewster for the year on loan.
Waiting a month to decide could mean some will have moved on to other options, but with demand appearing to be high Liverpool seem well positioned to take time deciding and to then pick the best suited club to send Brewster to.