Leeds United are weighing up a second move for Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster in the summer, with the Reds likely to loan him out again, as per Football Insider.
The 20-year-old has notched four goals in his last ten games during his loan spell at Steve Cooper’s Swansea City, and this has prompted the Whites to maintain their interest in the emerging talent.
Bielsa’s Whites side are relatively light in the attacking department, with Patrick Bamford and Jean Kevin-Augustin (loan) the only two recognised senior centre-forwards, so it is no surprise to see Leeds be linked with a forward.
Brewster though, has never played consistent Premier League football and could be viewed as a gamble signing if Leeds do achieve promotion to the top-flight, a view former Leeds player Noel Whelan holds.
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan said: “Brewster is a good young player and he is scoring goals in the Championship for Swansea but if we get investment we need to be looking bigger and better. Is he going to keep up us in the Premier League? Probably not.
“We need to spend money this summer and a goalscorer is a one that we will need to part a lot of money with.
“It might be an option but I would like to be putting my money on international players and special players who will make a difference. There are bigger gems out there.”
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You have to agree with Whelan here.
Brewster is inexperienced in the Premier League and the Whites would need someone a little more proven initially to carry the burden of scoring goals at Elland Road.
There is no denying that Brewster looks a seriously talented player, and has shown real glimpses of top quality so far for the Swans – and if Leeds did stay in the EFL, he’d be a cracking loan signing for next season.