Brighton are reportedly among several Premier League clubs hoping to sign Rhian Brewster on loan from Liverpool.
Goal.com reported that the Seagulls have made enquiries about a potential loan move for the 20-year-old, with Newcastle, Aston Villa and Burnley also among the interested clubs.
According to Goal.com, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will evaluate the youngster in pre-season and then decide on whether or not to loan him out for the 2020/21 campaign.
Brewster goes into the new season buoyed by a prolific loan spell at Swansea last term, when he found the net 11 times in 22 games and helped them to reach the Championship play-offs. He also has a Champions League winner’s medal from his time at Liverpool and won the Golden Boot in England’s Under-17 World Cup triumph three years ago.
Opportunities have been limited for him so far at Anfield, with his only three senior Reds appearances all coming in domestic cup competitions, and the 20-year-old has yet to feature in the Premier League.
He may well get the chance to do so at Brighton, even if Neal Maupay would be difficult to displace after the Frenchman hit 10 top-flight goals in his debut season at the Amex Stadium. The emergence of Aaron Connolly into the first team picture would provide further competition for Brewster if he joins the Seagulls, while veteran Glenn Murray is also at Graham Potter’s disposal.
However, the potential loan arrival of the Liverpool youngster could spell bad news for two men at Brighton whose own loan moves haven’t been as fruitful. Jurgen Locadia has been loaned out to Hoffenheim and FC Cincinnati, with a somewhat respectable haul of six goals in 15 games for those two clubs.
Brewster’s goal haul may have come in the Championship but he has nonetheless been in flying form in recent months, which is more than can be said for Locadia and especially Andone.
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If Brighton can beat off stiff competition to sign the 20-year-old on loan from Liverpool, it could leave the two Seagulls outcasts facing an even bleaker future at the Amex. Indeed, it may prompt them to seek a future elsewhere, particularly if the Reds youngster picks up where he left off with Swansea.
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