Liverpool have a real talent on their hands in youngster Rhian Brewster, but reports claim that he’s attracting interest from around Europe.
The 18-year-old bagged six goals and seven assists in just 15 appearances at youth level for the Reds last season, while he was instrumental in England U17s winning the 2017 FIFA World Cup, ending the tournament with the Golden Boot.
In turn, it’s fair to say that the talented forward has a bright future ahead of him, but it remains to be seen whether or not that’s with Liverpool or elsewhere.
According to The Sun, both Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are keen on the youngster, who has yet to officially put pen to paper on a new contract, despite suggestions that he had agreed terms last month, as noted in the tweet below from The Telegraph’s Chris Bascombe.
Excellent news for LFC. Teenager Rhian Brewster has agreed terms on his first professional deal. Ends uncertainty around his future. Will sign imminently, expect deal to be until 2023.
— Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) June 17, 2018
It’s claimed by the Sun that one of the obstacles still standing in the way of Brewster inking a new deal with Liverpool is assurances over whether or not he’ll be able to break into the first-team under Jurgen Klopp and stake a claim at senior level.
That would seem difficult on paper given the form and influence of the current attacking trident consisting of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
If that is indeed the case, that’s a commendable approach to have from the starlet, as he’ll be desperate to develop his game and improve by playing regularly at the highest level. If Liverpool can’t provide that for him, then he’s arguably right to consider the opportunity elsewhere.
The report adds that Arsenal, Tottenham, Barcelona and Monaco have also been linked with a swoop for Brewster, and so it would appear as though he won’t be short of interest and offers if he does indeed opt to leave Anfield this summer.