West Bromwich Albion have been tipped to sign Liverpool starlet Rhian Brewster next season.
Brewster is currently on loan with Swansea City in the Championship and impressing, but it is the view of pundit Kevin Phillips that the youngster will struggle to make an impact at Liverpool next season.
“Next season the same three will be up top and Klopp might add to that. It might make it even more difficult,” Phillips told Football Insider.
“Brewster might be one that a promoted team might target, someone like a West Brom. He is not out of his depth at that level.”
Slaven Bilic’s side are battling for promotion in the Sky Bet Championship this season, sitting second to only Leeds United in the current league standings.
There’s every chance they might be playing Premier League football next season, which could appeal to Brewster if a move to the Hawthorns ever materialised.
With that in mind, we take a look at THREE reasons why the Hawthorns could be a good fit for Brewster…
West Brom need a striker
Bilic’s side have been impressive in the Championship this season, but they’ve go themselves into promotion contention without having a prolific goalscorer.
Hal Robson Kanu has 10 goals to his name, whilst Charlie Austin has nine, but there’s little denying that if it is Premier League football the Baggies are playing, Bilic will need a new striker.
Brewster is raw, but he could be a player that takes to the Premier League given his quality.
Tammy Abraham has done that, whilst other young strikers have done the same.
Premier League chance
As stated earlier, the Baggies might be playing Premier League football next season, which could really appeal to Brewster.
Brewster is currently with Swansea City in the Championship, with the natural step for him to take, Premier League football.
He won’t fancy his chances of breaking into Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side in the next 12 months, but a stint of Premier League football might thrust him into his parent-club’s plans sooner than expected.
The 20-year-old has scored four goals in 11 Championship appearances for Swansea and looks like a player that’s got plenty of quality.
He’s featured in the Liverpool first-team, which in recent years is some achievement, making him an ideal target for a club like West Brom.
You do feel, however, that any deal for the young striker will depend on the Baggies’ promotion back to the Premier League.
If they can offer Brewster a platform to succeed, he might see them as a great option for the next stage of his development.