Liverpool have reportedly joined Manchester United in the hunt to sign prodigious and prolific Nottingham Forest striker Ben Brereton.
The Daily Mirror have reported that Liverpool are interested in Nottingham Forest prodigy Ben Brereton. The 17-year-old’s form and prolific nature has already grabbed the attention of Manchester United and it looks like the Reds are set to battle their fiercest rivals for the out-and-out forward.
Ben Brereton is a truly exceptional talent. Coming up through the ranks at Nottingham Forest, the 17-year-old Englishman has already managed to break into the Under-23 side, which further adds credibility to the prodigious talent that he is.
Brereton has 15 goals in 20 games for the Under-23 side this season and has deservedly been said to be on the brink of breaking through to the first-team setup at City Ground.
Manchester United have been reported to be interested in the wondrous talent with the Red Devils plotting a bid of around £1 million and upwards for the in-form Englishman. And it looks like Liverpool have joined the fray.
The Mirror report iterates that the player has caught the attention of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who contacted Nottingham Forest this week, via chief scout Barry Hunter, to enquire about Ben Brereton.
Earlier, Klopp hailed Liverpool to be the best place for budding youngsters to grow and it seems like the Reds are looking to add the exceptional striking talent among their ranks. The Reds are now primed to go head-to-head with their arch-rivals Manchester United for the 17-year-old.
The battle is likely to drive Brereton’s price further up, which will only benefit Nottingham Forest. The Tricky Trees have some cracking talent coming up through their academy ranks. Oliver Burke has already taken Europe by storm, becoming the most expensive Scot in the nation’s history en route to RB Leipzig.
Other promising names that have already joined the first-team setup from within their academy setup are Matty Cash and Joe Worrall. And it looks like Ben Brereton is primed to follow in their footsteps. Perhaps, even go one step further.
The kind of talent that Brereton is, either of Liverpool and Manchester United would be lucky to add him to their respective rosters. Will he be the next Dele Alli who comes from a league or two down to dominate the Premier League? We hope he becomes the first Ben Brereton.