Up and coming Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster will be loaned out again if the Reds sign Timo Werner in the next transfer window, according to a report in the Express.
The Anfield club have been heavily linked with a move for Werner, who has scored an impressive 27 goals in 36 appearances for Bundelsiga side RB Leipzig in all competitions this season.
The 24-year-old intensified those rumours last month when he twice spoke about a potential move to Jurgen Klopp’s side and revealed his pride at being linked to the club he described as “the best team at the moment in the world”.
His signing would be quite a coup for the runaway Premier League leaders, who would be adding another proven goalscorer and German international to their already fearsome attacking options.
If the deal does go ahead, though, it looks set to place another obstacle in the way of Rhian Brewster’s path to the first team and is likely to see him loaned out again for the 2020/21 campaign.
The London-born youngster has been tipped for a bright future by Liverpool academy coaches, while Klopp himself has previously waxed lyrical about his ability, but he has featured just three times for the senior side so far.
All of those appearances came this season with Brewster playing the full 90 minutes in both of the Reds’ Carabao Cup wins over MK Dons and Arsenal, while he also came on as a substitute in the 1-0 FA Cup success over Merseyside rivals Everton.
The 20-year-old was then loaned out to Championship outfit Swansea City for the second half of the season in January and began to show why he is so highly-rated, scoring four goals in 11 outings before football was brought to a halt.
The report adds that his bright performances for the Swans have Liverpool chiefs considering sending him to a Premier League side next term as they look to find him some top flight experience, and that could be with Leeds United should they secure promotion from the Championship.
The Whites, who were reportedly one of the clubs chasing Brewster in January, currently sit top of the table with nine games remaining and are likely to make their return to the Premier League after a 16-year absence when the action resumes.
Despite their strong season the West Yorkshire club have had some issues in the ‘number nine’ position, with Patrick Bamford struggling for consistency and new signing Jean-Kevin Augustin failing to make an impact due to a lack of fitness.
Therefore, Leeds could be a good fit for Brewster with Marcelo Bielsa looking to further strengthen his squad.
However, any deal could be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic with Liverpool thought to have put all transfer plans on hold until a plan for how the next few month will pan out is put in place.
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