Talk about signing Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster on loan has been rife for Bristol City over the past couple of weeks, with the Championship side still on the hunt for a forward.
The Robins have identified the man that they are after, however taking Brewster on loan may end up coming at a cost.
Bristol City did decide to cough up, however, the relationship between the two clubs could now be fractured to say the least. City could find themselves trying to repair things by bringing in Brewster on loan, however, with the likes of Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Swansea City also rumoured to be interested in him, the Robins face a battle to try and bring him to Ashton Gate.
Their past dealings with Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp may give Bristol City a disadvantage when trying to take Brewster on loan as Liverpool will be wanting their player to not fall foul of warming the bench of a Championship side for the second half of the season.
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Robins fans will be wary of the possibility of not being able to get Brewster on loan because of what has gone on in the past between the two clubs, and they will be afraid that the club could be hit with another hefty bill if they did manage to get Brewster on loan but underused him.
The 19-year-old England youth international has potential and would be better off joining Bristol City for his first loan spell over the other three clubs as City always tend to look after other club’s players, and the Robins would be in need of him more.
Bristol City fans would be cautiously awaiting the January transfer window though to see whether the club manages to get Brewster through the door, as well as how often Johnson uses him with his hands possibly tied behind his back in regards to how often he uses him.