Rhian Brewster is set to leave Liverpool before next month’s transfer deadline – and reports suggest the 20-year-old is keen to join Sheffield United amid interest from Chris Wilder’s side
Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster has reportedly set his sights on a move to Sheffield United this summer.
The Reds academy graduate has been linked with a move away from Anfield in recent weeks, despite impressing on loan at Swansea in the second half of last season.
In 20 appearances for the Swans, he bagged 10 goals and helped them reach the Championship play-off semi-finals.
However, reports emerged earlier this month suggesting Liverpool are prepared to cash in on Brewster and put the money towards a move for Watford ace Ismaila Sarr.
The Blades are understood to be interested in signing him before next month’s transfer deadline, with Chris Wilder keen to bolster his frontline after drawing blank in their opening fixtures against Wolves and Aston Villa.
And according to the Sheffield Star, Brewster is open to a move to Bramall Lane this summer.
The 20-year-old’s representatives have reportedly held talks with United, yet Liverpool will only sell him for the right price.
He has racked up a mere four appearances for the Merseyside club since emerging from their youth ranks in 2017.
When asked about United’s search for a striker, Wilder said: “[We’re] working so hard to get that over the line and I think we all understand it’s not an easy situation.
“But we need to get somebody in. I’ve said for a long time position specifics that we need to get in, and we have done with the players that we’ve brought in.
“So obviously that’s the one area that we need to fill and we need to get it right.
“As you can imagine, and I’ve said for a long time, we’re not like any other club or the majority of clubs in this division, in terms of we pick a phone up, we make that call and we sign it off.
“It’s not the same. I understand that and we get on with it.”