Liverpool will make a decision on Rhian Brewster’s future when he returns from international duty with England’s Under 21s, according to The Athletic journalist James Pearce.
The former Liverpool Echo reporter is a reliable inside source for the Reds, and speaking about Brewster’s situation, he said talks will be held with the player at some point next week:
“In excess of up to about a dozen clubs have listed their interest about a potential loan. Seven or eight in the Premier League, and three or four in the top end of the Championship, but Liverpool have been in no rush to make a decision. When I spoke to people there at the back end of last week, they said that he was always going to be part of the squad for the Community Shield.”
“He’s gone away with the England Under-21s this week and then when he returns, I think they’re going to sit around the table and thrash out what they think is best for his development.”
Sheffield United are believed to be prepared to pay £15m to sign Brewster on a permanent basis, although Liverpool are said to only want to loan the 20-year-old out if they decide not to keep him this summer.
As Pearce mentions, the Blades will be facing stiff competition for the striker’s signature, with the likes of Newcastle United, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Brighton, Burnley, Fulham and Tottenham also believed to be keen on the player.
Brewster scored 11 goals in 22 appearances for Swansea City in the Championship last season, and it is thought that the Reds are keen to see what he can do in the Premier League.