The Blades have been handed a potential boost in their pursuit of Rhian Brewster, with reports emerging yesterday that Liverpool could be willing to sell the youngster.
Sky Sports claims that the Reds are still yet to decide on the future of the England starlet and it has become apparent that the club could be willing to sell Brewster but with one strict condition.
That condition is said to be the insertion of a buy-back clause in any potential sale of Brewster. Furthermore, it is expected the Reds will demand around £20m for their man if they do sell.
The report from Sky claims Newcastle have already asked the question over the Liverpool man. However, it is believed that approach has been swotted away for now by Jurgen Klopp.
A number of clubs are expected to be interested in Brewster. Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Newcastle, and the Blades have all been credited with showing an interest in the 20-year-old.
However, United were believed to be close to landing Brewster a few weeks back. But with Oliver Burke and Ethan Ampadu’s moves both said to be loan moves, it could mean the Blades have to shell out the permanent fee if they do wish to land Brewster.
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The £20m fee might be something we struggle to meet but then again, Prince Abdullah has backed Wilder so far so it wouldn’t be the biggest surprise to see us stump up the cash.
In addition to that, we are right in the mix. Crystal Palace is set to buy Michy Batshuayi, while Aston Villa is close to landing Ollie Watkins for a club-record fee. Finally, Newcastle has just splashed out on Callum Wilson.
If Brewster is there for the taking then it could be a real test of where our ambitions lie. £20m might seem a lot but if he does well for a few seasons and cements us before being sold back for a profit, it could be a win-win situation.