Sheffield United boss Slavisa Jokanovic is open to the idea of selling Rhian Brewster this summer, if the right offer comes in for the striker.
Brewster, who only arrived for around £23m last summer, has scored just the single goal in red and white. That goal came in the cup against Carlisle last week, and he drew a blank once again this afternoon against Huddersfield Town.
The Sun claims that Brewster is among a cluster of attacking players the new United boss is prepared to let go. Their report suggests that Brewster could go, if the right offer comes in from elsewhere.
Brewster was Chris Wilder’s number one target when he signed. At the time, the then-Blades boss lauded the capture of the Liverpool man.
“He has been our number one target. At the top of the pitch we have one of the country’s hottest properties from Liverpool and for him to sign permanently here is fantastic for everyone concerned,” Wilder said last summer.
But with Wilder gone, Brewster failing to fire, and Sheffield United without a win all season, Slavisa Jokanovic could take drastic measures.
Our View: Brewster sale a huge admission of failure
There’re a number of problems really here. First, is the decision to sell someone the club invested so heavily in, so quickly. Wilder said he was his number one target, but he also went on record to say Brewster was a signing who everyone at the club agreed on.
Secondly, there is the issue of who is going to buy him? He’s hardly impressed, so other than a team down the pyramid, who is taking Brewster off us? And finally, the fee. If we are to sell, we want a good chunk of money back. The reality is, nobody is paying anywhere near £20m.
Brewster, in fairness, has actually done ok when he’s played. But, he does need to do more. He needs to watch other strikers, make smarter runs, and demand the ball more. Only then, will we really see what he’s made of.