According to a recent report from The Daily Telegraph, it doesn’t look like Rhian Brewster will be moving to Tottenham this summer. The 18-year-old has been linked with a move away from Liverpool in the last few weeks given he hadn’t penned a new deal with the Merseyside giants, thus reportedly prompting interest from Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs, as well as a whole host of other clubs.
Yet the 18-year-old wonderkid has now signed a new five-year contract to remain at Anfield, thus leaving Tottenham to reflect on a missed opportunity, and one they could live to regret.
Ultimately, the forward has proven himself to be one of the most talented youngsters in the country in recent times, what with the 18-year-old producing the goods for both Liverpool and England in the last few years.
Brewster helped inspire his country to victory in the Under-17 World Cup last year, with the man himself winning the Golden Boot for netting eight times during the competition, including once in their 5-2 success over Spain in the final back in October.
Add in his five goals and seven assists for the Liverpool development squad last term, thus helping them to a second place finish in Division One of Premier League 2, and it’s clear that the 18-year-old has an extremely bright future in the game.
And Spurs boss Pochettino may well have been the perfect man to extract the very best out of the forward, what with the Argentine possessing a proven track-record of developing and nurturing young English talent.
The likes of Dele Alli, Eric Dier, and Harry Kane have all been given first team opportunities by the 46-year-old at Tottenham and all three have since reaped the rewards, with the trio now a vital part of things for both club and indeed country.
Add in the emergence of Harry Winks in recent times, alongside Luke Shaw’s brilliance at Southampton, and Pochettino seems to know how to get the best out of young players, with Tottenham arguably becoming a more desirable place for youngsters given his track-record.
And while Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is also no stranger to giving youngsters a chance, Spurs will certainly reflect upon a missed opportunity to bring the hugely talented Brewster to North London, as under Pochettino’s guidance, he could have become a huge star for Tottenham.
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