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Sheffield United: Blades reportedly not the favourites for Rhian Brewster anymore

Sheffield United: Blades reportedly not the favourites for Rhian Brewster anymore - Sheffield United Transfer Rumours

Sheffield United have been heavily linked with Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster as they continue to hunt for a new striker. However supporters might not be happy to see the latest news which suggests they could miss out on the player.

According to The Daily Mail, fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace are now the favourites to sign the young forward. Brewster has been a permanent transfer target for Palace and Sheffield United this summer, while West Brom have also been keen to sign 20-year-old the on loan.

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They go on to say that Liverpool are willing to strike a deal with Palace, but are demanding a buy-back option and sell-on clause for £20m-rated Brewster, and this suggests the Blades might have to move elsewhere.

With Lys Mousset out with a toe injury with an unknown return date, the club currently have 32 year-old David McGoldrick, 34 year-old Billy Sharp, as well as Oliver McBurnie and they could also use Oliver Burke up front.

Excluding new signing Burke, the three forwards who aren’t injured managed 11 league goals between them last term, with McBurnie getting six, per WhoScored.

Despite it being the division below, Brewster made 22 appearances on loan at Championship side Swansea City last season and scored 11 goals, whilst averaging 2.4 shots on target per game, via WhoScored, and this along with the fact he won the Golden Boot for the U17 England World Cup winning side highlights why the Blades are very keen to sign him.

Despite their top ten finish last season, the fact they might either be out priced for the striker or he might have picked Palace will come as frustration for Chris Wilder, and with only two weeks left of the transfer window, it might be best for the club to start looking at alternatives.

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