Paper Talk: Aston Villa among four clubs chasing Liverpool youngster

Date published: Sunday 24th November 2019 8:58 - Jonny Whitfield

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Aston Villa are leading a four-team race to sign a Liverpool youngster while two European heavyweights are keeping tabs on a Tottenham starlet – all in Sunday’s newspapers.



Aston Villa are one of four clubs chasing a January deal for Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster, according to reports.

The 19-year-old was blocked from leaving on a temporary deal in the summer due to Reds boss Jurgen Klopp’s wish that he get experience of being in and around the first team, but recent reports have suggested that Klopp has now changed his mind.

The latest report from the Sunday Mirror claims that Villa are currently in pole position to land the starlet on loan in the upcoming transfer window, with manager Dean Smith keen to bolster his attack with the signing.

As well as Villa, however, Crystal Palace, Leeds United and Swansea City are said to be in the race and are set to provide competition to seal a temporary move away from Anfield for Brewster.

Both Palace and Villa have struggled to find the net so far this season – Villa’s summer signing Wesley has only scored four times in the Premier League while Christian Benteke – 0ne of two Palace strikers – is yet to get off the mark in the top flight this term.

As for Leeds, the Whites are chasing promotion to the Premier League and a move for another striker – who has experience being around the Liverpool side – would be seen as a positive move.

Brewster has made two appearances for the Reds this season, both coming in the EFL Cup.




Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are both keen on signing Tottenham youngster and Republic of Ireland international Troy Parrott (Sunday Express)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that he may not be able to sign any of the club’s January transfer targets (Sunday Telegraph)

United are to receive a windfall payment of almost £1m following Cristiano Ronaldo’s move from Real Madrid to Juventus (Sun on Sunday)

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez wanted to become the new Tottenham boss prior to Jose Mourinho’s appointment in North London (Daily Star on Sunday)

Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling will only sign a new contract at the club if manager Pep Guardiola follows suit (Sun on Sunday)



Arsenal are battling with Inter Milan in the race to sign highly-rated Brazilian forward Reinier Jesus (Sun on Sunday)

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is keen on signing Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen but is prepared to wait until the summer to make a move (Daily Star on Sunday)

Referees’ chief Mike Riley is hoping that Arsene Wenger’s appointment in a senior role at FIFA will help to push through law changes on the Premier League’s use of VAR (Mail on Sunday)

Everton manager Marco Silva held talks with the club’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri and club directors in the wake of Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Norwich (Sunday Telegraph)

United boss Solskjaer has called on Fred to step up in midfield following ankle injuries suffered by fellow midfielders Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba (Sunday Telegraph)

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has apologised to the club’s fans after not going over and applauding the away support at the London Stadium on Saturday (Sunday Mirror)

West Brom insiders are worried that rising star Nathan Ferguson will seek a move abroad at the end of the season (Sun on Sunday)


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