Sheffield United could reportedly sell Rhian Brewster in January after becoming frustrated at the lack of return on their £23m investment.
Brewster was signed by Chris Wilder in the summer of 2020. At the time, the Blades shelled out a club-record fee for the then-Liverpool striker.
However, things haven’t gone well for Brewster. He’s managed just two goals in red and white, with his first in the league coming just a few weeks back at Blackburn Rovers. And now, TeamTalk claim that the Blades could be open to selling the striker in January.
Nottingham Forest are thought to be keen on doing a deal for Brewster in January. Their manager, Steve Cooper, knows him well from their time at Swansea City and England. TeamTalk add more to that claim, suggesting that Forest want to take Brewster on a loan to buy deal.
Recently, Slavisa Jokanovic has played down talk of a move. Instead, the Blades boss has claimed Brewster is one of the best young players in England, and simply needs to keep working hard.
Under Jokanovic, Brewster has had to adapt to different roles. He’s played wide on the right, and as a number ten as he did at Blackburn. However, chances as a striker have been limited due to the Serbian’s favoured system.
Our View: Sheffield United need to stick with Rhian Brewster
Loaning out Brewster to a potential playoff rival in Forest would make no sense at all. There’s every chance Steve Cooper gets a tune from him, which would sting a lot.
Ultimately, the club paid a lot of money for Rhian Brewster. And with that, it means we need to stick with him, unless someone is willing to pay the same for him, which is unlikely.
Of course, sometimes some big decisions need to be made. If Jokanovic feels moving Brewster on is good for the squad, then so be it. But overall, it looks like being a complete waste of the Blades allow the striker to go already.