Newcastle United have been dealt a blow in their hopes of securing the services of Liverpool ace Rhian Brewster in the summer transfer window.
According to Sky Sports, the Tyneside club had previously made an enquiry over the availability of the 20-year old, but it is now understood that any attempt by Steve Bruce’s team to sign him on a loan deal will be rejected by Jurgen Klopp’s side over fears that he may not get enough game time at St James’ Park.
Indeed, with the signing of striker Callum Wilson from Bournemouth, as well as the added options of Joelinton, Dwight Gayle, Andy Carroll and even Yoshinori Muto currently available to Bruce at the moment, perhaps Brewster would not get the minutes required in the northeast in order for him to develop as a centre-forward upon his return to Anfield.
Does Brewster start for Newcastle?
Up to six clubs in the Premier League have expressed an interest in taking Brewster, with Aston Villa, Brighton and Hove Albion and Sheffield United also thought to be among those teams.
However, the Reds have not made a final decision yet as to whether they want to keep the Englishman or indeed let him go elsewhere in the top flight.
Indeed, Brewster has no shortage of admirers and it is not hard to see why. He impressed while on loan with Steve Cooper at Swansea City last season, where he scored 11 goals in 22 games, including one in the Championship play-offs, as per Transfermarkt.
Nonetheless, any chances of the Magpies signing him appear minimal at this moment in time.
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