Leeds United target Rhian Brewster has been tipped by Noel Whelan to join Rangers this summer, with the ex-Whites forward suggesting the chance to learn from Jermaine Defoe will invaluable for him.
The young Liverpool striker is currently on loan at Swansea City and has impressed so far, finding the net four times in his 11 appearances.
It was reported at the start of the month that Leeds are interested in a move for Brewster this summer if the Premier League club look to send him out on loan once again.
Rangers are also thought to be keen and, speaking to Football Insider, Whelan has tipped the 20-year-old to join the Scottish club, if given the choice between Ibrox and another season with the Swans.
He said: “He has done very well at Swansea and has got straight into the action.
“But if you put Swansea and Rangers in front of Rhian, with internationals, European football and the possibility of winning trophies – he is going to choose that. It will benefit him more.”
The Liverpool link may help Steven Gerrard’s Rangers to land Brewster and Whelan has suggested that the chance to learn from Defoe would be invaluable.
He explained: “It would be invaluable for him to learn from Defoe – his movement. Also, I am sure Defoe is thinking about a coaching career when he retires.
“You can learn a lot from a player like Jermain Defoe. He has been a really good professional throughout his career in both club football and with England.”
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You can understand where Whelan is coming from here. Rangers would be a fantastic option for Brewster and the chance to learn from the likes of Defoe and Gerrard would be very useful for him.
If Leeds show some significant interest that could tempt him, however, particularly if they’re promoted this summer.
Returning to Swansea wouldn’t be a bad option either. Brewster appears comfortable there and Steve Cooper has fantastic experience with young players.