Following a lacklustre foray in the latest transfer window, could Villa boss Steve Bruce look to a Liverpool player to increase competition in his squad?
Rhian Brewster is an 18-year-old striker who recently signed a new five-year deal at Anfield, and is regarded by many as one of the most promising talents to emerge from Anfield in recent years,
Though he lacks experience, could Brewster make his mark at Villa Park? Would it be worth Villa making a loan move?
I don’t see why not.
The 18-year-old England U18 international would be a decent signing for Villa.
He is highly thought of at Anfield and a season playing regular first-team football would be something that would only benefit him and the club.
It would be a risk as he is not proven at any level really other than the international youth stage.
It would be worth the risk and it would only help the player. If that promise and potential translates and he becomes a sensation at Villa Park then the gamble pays off.
With Scott Hogan, Keinan Davis and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy all out injured, perhaps Aston Villa should try to sign another striker.
Brewster is a top young talent and could be a good signing.
His lack of first-team experience will be a worry but at youth levels, he has thrived and he deserves a shot in the senior game.
The England youth international would probably be a back-up choice to Jonathan Kodjia but he is an exciting starlet who could turn out well.
He would be a good addition to the squad, a player who would add depth but not necessarily first team value.
What Villa need is to get the other strikers there back on form, the ones who cost several million pounds each, not rely on a young kid from Liverpool.
Brewster would be a nice addition, but it would be a way of papering over the fact they’ve got a vast array of talent they just don’t seem to fancy.
It’s worth a go.
Brewster’s chances of playing will be limited this season without doubt but he is good enough to start featuring.
Villa need a new attack so I’d say this one is definitely worth a look by Steve Bruce.