Sheffield United have a plan to beat Aston Villa to the signing of Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster.
The Sheffield Star reports that the Blades have presented Reds manager, Jurgen Klopp, with a detailed development programme for Brewster.
Discussions between the two Premier League clubs are ongoing about the signing of the striker. Chris Wilder views Brewster as his final acquisition after another busy summer of incomings at Bramall Lane.
Six new players have already been signed by United ahead of the 2020/21 season. Wilder now wants an out and out number nine to complete his squad.
Yet, in what seems to be becoming an all too common occurrence, Villa are also interested in Brewster. This is despite making the club record signing of Ollie Watkins from Brentford.
However, Wilder is hopeful that this detailed plan for Brewster – plus the fact the Blades play a pressing game similar to Liverpool – will give them the edge.
Why Sheffield United want Rhian Brewster
Wilder has addressed gaps in his squad already this summer. Aaron Ramsdale has arrived from Bournemouth to fill the void left by Dean Henderson’s return to Manchester United.
Young and exciting defenders have arrived to provide backup and competition. Jayden Bogle will compete with George Baldock on the right, while Max Lowe will do the same with Enda Stevens on the left. Ethan Ampadu is also the ideal deputy to Chris Basham.
Goals remain an issue, though. Last season, only three top flight teams scored fewer than the Blades – and two of those got relegated.
Oli McBurnie and Lys Mousset joint top scored with six apiece. It’s hoped that both will build on that and improve in 2020/21.
Billy Sharp and David McGoldrick are veterans and important characters, but don’t hit the back of the net on a regular basis.
Brewster looks like he could. The 20-year-old netted 11 times in 22 games for Swansea City last term. The youngster has pace and an eye for goal.
Brewster could be the final signing to make this a great transfer window for Wilder.