Leeds United are being tipped to beat their rivals to the signing of Rhian Brewster in the January transfer window, according to Darren Bent.
Liverpool are in the process of completing a deal for Takumi Minamino from Red Bull Salzburg for a deal worth a reported £7.25m (via Liverpool Echo).
It is thought that Brewster will be allowed to leave the club to get first-team minutes with the Whites competing with the likes of Aston Villa, Leeds United and Swansea City for his signature according to the Telegraph.
Bent is claiming that Brewster will be ‘perfect’ for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
When asked if Brewster would be a simple deal for Leeds to conclude, he said: “Yeah most definitely.”
“He needs to get games, he is a quality centre-forward, good on the ball so would be a good signing.”
“It’s a no-brainer if they’re willing to let him go out on loan and Leeds would be perfect for him with them near the top of the Championship.” (Source: Football Insider)
January transfers are often notoriously hard to find and complete, making a potential move for Brewster all the more attractive. Bent seems to be adamant that a deal would be easy to complete for Leeds, and with the 19-year-old’s record so far this year, he can be the potent youngster needed to replace another.
It is being reported that Arsenal are less than happy with the game time Eddie Nketiah is receiving at the Yorkshire club this campaign (via The Metro).
Nketiah has played just 286 minutes of league football this year, making no starts in the second-tier of English football (via Transfermarkt).
While, Brewster wouldn’t displace Patrick Bamford as the club’s starting striker, his statistics this season show he is more than capable of making an impact from the bench.
His most recent outing for the Liverpool first-team was an example of why he can shine for Leeds. He averaged the second-most shots on goal and was the most fouled player in the side as he caused havoc among Arsenal’s backline in the 5-5 draw in the Carabao Cup (via WhoScored).
Replacing Nketiah is paramount because outside of Bamford, there is a real lack of forwards. Leeds saw at the weekend what can happen when they turn to their bench as they let a three-goal lead slip against Cardiff City, making the signing of Brewster all the more important.
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