Liverpool could make a decision on Rhian Brewster in the next week, as the Blades continue to hunt for their final signing of the summer.
United have been heavily-linked with a move for Brewster. Chris Wilder appeared in confident mood last week, admitting he was hopeful of a final loan striker through the door and that it may be ‘worth the wait’ if we have to.
Many outlets suggest that the player Wilder is referring to is Rhian Brewster. The youngster didn’t feature yesterday in the Liverpool squad and it is believed Jurgen Klopp will have the final say on his future.
And according to respected Liverpool journalist, James Pearce, Brewster’s future will be ‘sorted soon’ with the Reds said to be ‘considering their options’.
This, of course, could mean a potential boost for Chris Wilder. A loan move is being touted in the main but it could well be that the Reds seek a permanent deal. If that is around the £20m mark, then that could well put the Blades out of the running. Aston Villa and Newcastle are also said to be keen on the young Englishman.
The Daily Mail also claims West Brom have now entered the race to sign Brewster, who is clearly a man in-demand.
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The problem here is that Liverpool could change their mind at any time in relation to what they do with Brewster.
On paper, a loan deal appears to the smartest move for everyone. But then, on the other hand, Liverpool also need to raise funds if they want to sign the likes of Thiago.
That could mean they demand a sale here and now. If that is the case, it’s hard to see us stumping up another £20m to land Brewster, given we have just signed four players last week.