Swansea City are reportedly leading the race to land Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster in January due to the track record of manager Steve Cooper – specifically his work with young players.
Cooper coached the England Under-17 side which won their age group’s World Cup back in 2017, a side which contained Brewster as well as the likes of Jadon Sancho, Phil Foden and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The Telegraph reported on Sunday that because of this experience, Cooper and the Swans were leading the likes of Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield in the hunt for his signature.
It is a move that would be Brewster’s first away from Liverpool, with the Reds now seemingly keen to see him gain some valuable first-team experience.
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The 19-year-old has made just two appearances in Jurgen Klopp’s senior side this season, both coming in the Carabao Cup, so a move in January is looking like a certainty.
Swansea are keen to bolster their side during the winter window as they look to climb the table again after falling out of the play-off picture in recent weeks.
However, an impressive 3-1 win against Middlesbrough on Saturday saw them move back to within a point of sixth-placed Fulham, so it is a goal that remains very much within their grasp.
I think Brewster would be a really excellent signing for Swansea and it looks like they will pull it off.
Cooper has shown he can work wonders with youngsters before and you get the feeling that Brewster himself would be eager to play under his old England boss again as well.
It is a match made in heaven in my eyes and can only go well for the Swans.