Tottenham are reportedly considering a surprise move to take Liverpool teen sensation Rhian Brewster on loan for the 2020/21 Premier League season.
Football Insider report of the entry of a bigwig in the race to sign Rhian Brewster on loan. The Liverpool wonderkid is already on the radar of a host of clubs that are interested in taking the English youngster on loan for the upcoming season. It seems Tottenham have joined the chase in what may come as a surprise to many.
As many as nine English clubs registered their interest in Brewster, who looks set to go out on loan this summer. The nine clubs include the three that have recently been relegated – Bournemouth, Norwich City and Watford – along with the likes of Aston Villa, Brighton & Hove Albion, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Fulham and Newcastle United. Tottenham have now joined the race, pushing the number of clubs interested in Brewster to double digits.
The 20-year-old’s 2019/20 season on loan at Swansea was a huge success in proving that his ACL injury has no lingering effects to date. Brewster had a steady and consistent season, with 10 goals in 20 Championship appearances for the Swans, who made it to the playoffs but failed to book their return to the Premier League.
The current Liverpool squad is heavily stacked in attack. Hence, Jurgen Klopp cannot afford opportunities in dozens to Rhian Brewster, which in a way, blocks his path to the first-team. The situation can be solved for the moment with a loan move, but it could turn into problem long-term.
Tottenham can now aim to seize an opportunity they failed to a couple of years ago while attempting to secure a permanent move for the Liverpool frontman.
Tottenham will be the only club among the ones interested to be able to offer Brewster European football, having secured Europa League qualification on the final day of the 2019/20 Premier League. Bringing him in will not only mitigate the need for a backup for Harry Kane in the squad but also add an explosive forward that can play all across the attacking positions, adding more dynamism to their play.
While it will be good for Liverpool to have Brewster play European football while on loan, this could prove to be problematic in the future if Tottenham do end up providing the 20-year-old with enough opportunities to convince him he warrants regular football. A treacherous territory for Liverpool.