Swansea boss Steve Cooper on reported Sheffield United target Rhian Brewster
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Swansea boss Steve Cooper on reported Sheffield United target Rhian Brewster

Swansea City head coach Steve Cooper says that Rhian Brewster is a “goalscorer” and a “fantastic character”.

Sheffield United are reportedly ready to offer £20m to Liverpool to bring Brewster to Bramall Lane.

Manager Chris Wilder has made bringing in a new striker before Monday’s transfer window deadline a priority. The Blades have failed to score in all three of their Premier League matches so far.

It seems that Brewster is the player Wilder wants to address that. United are ready to meet the 20-year-old’s asking price – and include the crucial buyback clause the Reds want.

Brewster has only made four first team appearances for the English champions, but is still clearly very highly rated.

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Brewster moved from Anfield for the first time last year since he arrived from Chelsea’s academy in the summer of 2015.

The England Under-21 international joined the Swans on loan in January, scoring 11 goals in 22 Championship matches to fire them into the playoffs.

The South Wales side are managed by Cooper, who is also Brewster’s former England Under-17 boss. Back in the summer of 2017, the attacker won the golden boot at the U17 World Cup as the Three Lions won the tournament.

Brewster finished with eight goals, including one in the final and hat-tricks in both the quarters and semis.

Cooper was understandably impressed with the youngster.

“It is an amazing achievement to score a hat-trick in a quarter-final and a semi-final,” the 40-year-old told The Guardian back in 2017.

“I am not normally one to talk about individuals but to do that needs a special mention. There is no doubt about that. He deserves it and the team deserves it.

“If you see the way Rhian speaks to the rest of the players in the dressing room about the service he is getting then it says a lot about him. And it is not just his goals but the effort he is putting in for the team.

“Rhian is a goalscorer but he is more than that. He is a fantastic character.”

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