The 20-year-old forward has spent the second half of this campaign on loan at Steve Cooper’s Swansea City in the Championship, and has made an encouraging start to life in south Wales, scoring four goals.
However, former Leeds United defender Danny Mills feels that Brewster would not be an adequate signing should Marcelo Bielda’s team secure promotion to the Premier League.
Speaking to Football Insider, Mills said: “I would only see him as a squad player. He is not ready to lead the line, that is for sure. You would need somebody with out-and-out experience of the Premier League.
“You might as well stick with Bamford if you are going to go with Rhian Brewster. Undoubtedly he has got talent but he is unproven.
“If you are going to replace somebody you have to have the guarantee that they are better than what you have got.”
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Former Middlesbrough and Norwich City striker Bamford has enjoyed a decent campaign in goal-scoring terms for Leeds, notching 13 goals in the league as he aims to push the Whites to promotion this season.
Bielsa’s charges currently sit at the summit of the Championship table having amassed 71 points, one point ahead of West Brom who occupy second.
You can see where Mills is coming from here, as Brewster is still very raw and needs time to develop and mature as a footballer.
The 20-year-old should not be relied upon to lead the line in the Premier League for the Whites if they did get there, with Bamford offering more experience in the role.
Of course, if Leeds do not manage to go up then Brewster would be a really astute buy, as we have seen glimpses of real quality from the player down in Wales so far this term.