Leeds United have recently been linked with a move for Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster according to The Mirror.
Brewster has struggled for game time in the Liverpool first team this season, and the Reds are clearly keen to find him much-needed game time in senior football in the near future.
The report from The Mirror also claims that both Aston Villa and Swansea City are interested in striking a deal to sign Brewster on loan for the remainder of this year’s campaign.
So, Leeds have a real battle on their hands to land his signature, but they’ll be quietly confident they can come to an agreement in the New Year with Brewster.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are currently sat second in the Championship table, and are starting to pick up a good run of form heading into the festive period.
Brewster could be tempted to play his part in their promotion bid this term, as they look to make a long-awaited return to the top-flight.
We look at THREE reasons why Leeds would be making a mistake if they signed Brewster on loan in January.
Brewster doesn’t have any experience in the Championship.
For any club, you’re going to want to sign a player that you know is proven at a certain level.
When signing young players, there is always an element of risk, as you don’t know if they’re going to be able to adjust to the demands of first team football.
The Championship is an extremely difficult league to get out of, and Marcelo Bielsa could be tempted to turn to a more experienced player at this level instead of signing Brewster, who would be somewhat of a risky signing.
Have Leeds got better options already available to them?
Leeds have started this year’s campaign strongly, and that’s largely down to their strikers.
Eddie Nketiah might not have had the game time he deserves, but he’s made a notable contribution when stepping off the substitutes bench for the Whites.
Whilst Patrick Bamford has started to hit form at the ideal time, and has seven goals to his name so far in this year’s league campaign.
Brewster is unlikely to be getting in the starting XI ahead of the former Middlesbrough man, and so it wouldn’t be a smart move to head to Elland Road.
Eddie Nketiah will surely leave the club if Brewster arrives.
It’s safe to say that Nketiah has every right to feel frustrated with his lack of game time so far this season.
The Arsenal loanee has been restricted to just a handful of substitute appearances this term, and is still yet to make a start in their league campaign.
There have been previous reports that Arsenal are considering recalling the striker from his loan spell at Elland Road.
You have to feel as though Nketiah would be heading back to the Gunners in the New Year, especially if Brewster was to arrive at Leeds in January.
This wouldn’t go down well with Leeds’ supporters, who will feel as though Nketiah hasn’t been given a fair chance to prove himself.