First coach of reported Sheffield United target Brewster says he's the best player he's seen
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First coach of reported Sheffield United target Brewster says he's the best player he's seen

The first coach of Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster describes the striker as “very talented in many, many ways”.

Brewster appears to be edging closer to a transfer to Sheffield United. The Blades are ready to offer £20m for the 20-year-old – as well as including a buyback clause.

Manager Chris Wilder has made signing a number nine a priority before the current transfer window closes on Monday. United have struggled in front of goal so far this season.

The South Yorkshire side have lost all three of their Premier League matches so far in 2020/21 without hitting the back of the net once.

Wilder clearly believes that Brewster is the player to solve that issue. Luckily, those who saw the England Under-21 international in his early days agree.

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Brewster as a youngster, according to his first coach

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Growing up between London and Essex, Brewster played at the Shield football academy as a child. Dan Seymour was his coach and explains just how talented the forward was. And therefore why he was picked up by Chelsea so quickly.

“He was scouted in the first two minutes of his first game after rounding the entire opposition, scoring and then grabbing the ball and putting it back on the spot,” Seymour told BBC Sport.

“In the time it took that to happen, Martin Taylor, the academy scout at Chelsea, approached his dad and me, and said he wanted him immediately.”

Seymour continued: “He has natural flair and is very talented in many, many ways. He looked like a footballer at seven – the way he stood and moved. He was fearless and was delighted to take players on.

“He’s also a very well mannered young man and comes from a humble family.

“I’ve yet to see another player as good as him in all the time I’ve been at the academy.”

It didn’t work out for Brewster at Chelsea and he decided to make the switch to Liverpool in 2015. The attacker has only played four first team games for the Reds since then, but is obviously highly rated at Anfield.

It’s why the English champions want the option of bringing Brewster back in the future if he does leave for the Blades.

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