Brian Deane thinks that Liverpool striker, Rhian Brewster, would be a “fantastic signing” for Sheffield United.
The Blades are reported to have begun discussions over a deal for Brewster, who looks likely to leave Anfield on loan.
Chris Wilder has apparently given a detailed programme to Jurgen Klopp to show how he’d develop the 20-year-old. Klopp also likes the fact that United play a similar pressing game to his Reds side.
It’s why Wilder looks set to beat Aston Villa to the signing of Brewster.
Former Blades forward, Deane, believes that the England Under-21 international would do well at Bramall Lane.
“I like him. Whichever level he’s played at he’s produced,” the 52-year-old told Talksport.
“That would be a fantastic move for Sheffield United. Provide some competition.
“You need different types of forwards, you need strikers for different games. You need people who’ve got an impact in the box and he’s one of those.
“If you can get him, go and get him. I think he’d be a fantastic signing for the club.”
What Rhian Brewster would provide Sheffield United
Wilder wants add one more player to his squad during this transfer window having already brought in six new additions. An “out and out number nine” now remains his only priority.
It’s a role that would suit Brewster perfectly, who has impressed during his only loan move to date. That came last season as the youngster scored 11 goals in 22 games to help fire Swansea City to the Championship playoffs.
Wilder does currently have several options upfront at the club. Oli McBurnie and Lys Mousset are about to begin their second campaign in South Yorkshire.
Meanwhile, veterans David McGoldrick and Billy Sharp have both signed new contracts this summer. Oliver Burke has also arrived from West Bromwich Albion and although considered a winger, is likely to be used in a different way in the final third under Wilder.
Brewster is a genuine goal threat, though. Perhaps the most similar player currently on the books is Mousset, but either way he would provide an exciting dynamic.