English Premiership

Liverpool forward Brewster poised for Swansea loan

2019-12-30 15:42
Rhian Brewster
Rhian Brewster (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster is reportedly on the verge of joining Championship outfit Swansea City on loan for the second half of the campaign.

Brewster is expected to be in Liverpool's squad for the Merseyside derby against Everton in the cup on January 5, before making the switch to the Liberty Stadium for the rest of the season.

The Athletic exclusively report on Monday that officials from both clubs are in talks over a six-month ‘dry' loan deal with no agreement to buy the talented teenage striker in the summer.

The 19-year-old has not played any Premier League football for the Reds this season and last featured in the Uefa Youth League for the club's Under-19 side.

Brewster made only his second senior appearance of the season in Liverpool's 5-5 Carabao Cup draw against Arsenal exactly two months ago, his first coming in their previous round against MK Dons in September.

Swansea beat off competition from a host of clubs, many of whom sent scouts to that 10-goal thriller at Anfield, for the chance to benefit from Brewster's undoubted ability.

It was reported earlier this season that Championship rivals Bristol City were among those interested, as were Premier League outfit Crystal Palace.

He rose to national prominence in 2017 when he top-scored for England's victorious team at the Fifa Under-17 World Cup, led by Swans head coach Steve Cooper.

Cooper's role in the deal cannot be understated as the ex-England Under-17 boss not only knows Brewster well but is also an ex-Liverpool academy coach with good links to the current personnel at Kirkby.

Swansea are expected to end their working relationship with striker Borja Baston in January, leaving Brewster to battle it out with on-loan Bournemouth forward Sam Surridge for a starting berth, unless Cooper can fashion a formation to get them both in.

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