Swansea City have fended off stiff competition to seal the signing of Liverpool forward Rhian Brewster on loan until the end of the season, the club confirmed yesterday.
Brewster had attracted plenty of interest from a number of Championship clubs including the likes of Leeds United and Bristol City, according to WalesOnline, but he has now decided to continue his development with the South Wales side.
The Swans have been in the market for a striker addition following Bournemouth’s decision to recall Sam Surridge earlier this month, and they have now landed a top-quality attacking option in the form of the highly-rated Brewster.
It is understood that Swans boss Steve Cooper played a key role in Brewster’s decision to join the club, with the pair having previously worked together in the England set-up, and the striker is now set to feature in the South Wales derby on Sunday.
Here, we take a look at Brewster’s stats so far this season…
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Brewster has been limited to just 550 minutes of action for both Liverpool and the England Under-21 side so far this season, with the 19-year-old struggling to break into the Reds’ first team as a result of the attacking talent at Jurgen Klopp’s disposal.
This was the reason for Brewster sealing his move away from Anfield as he looks to increase his playing time elsewhere, and he will be looking to improve the Swans’ attack by adding to the one goal and two assists he has registered so far this term.
The teenager should certainly see his goalscoring record benefit from being the focal point in Swansea’s attacking unit, and the fact he has recorded 14 shots in his appearances so far this season suggests he is not afraid to test the goalkeeper.
The statistics regarding Brewster’s overall game play also bodes well for Swansea as he has recorded a 72.9% passing accuracy so far this season, while he has registered 62.5% successful dribbles while on the attack for his side this term.
His passing accuracy statistics reveal he is capable of delivering strong link-up play with his teammates, but he will perhaps be looking to improve this figure at the Liberty Stadium, while the strong rate of his successful dribbles suggests he will be an exciting player to watch at the Swans.