According to Football Insider, Tottenham are interested in signing Rhian Brewster on loan, but it remains to be seen whether Liverpool will let him go for the season or keep him in their first-team. We failed in our bid to sign the 20-year-old permanently in 2018 but haven’t given up on him it seems. Our latest move might be more fanciful than realistic, however.
Is Brewster good enough?
He could be. Brewster is yet to play in the Premier League and has only made three appearances for Liverpool, but he impressed out on loan at Swansea City (January 7, 2020 – July 31, 2020), making 22 appearances in all competitions and scoring 11 goals. The Premier League will be a different animal, however.
Brewster is highly-rated, but he’s so far spent more time on the substitutes’ bench (6) than on the pitch at Liverpool (3). If the Reds don’t consider the striker good enough to break into their first-team, why would he have success with us?
Harry Kane and Heung-min Son will be first-choice in attack next season, so Brewster would find himself quickly on the periphery.
Why would Liverpool help us?
Football Insider note this as well. There’s no reason why Liverpool would help strengthen our attack next season, especially if they don’t believe Brewster would be a regular in North London.
He flourished at Swansea because he featured in every City game between January and July. At Tottenham, the best he could hope for is a late cameo every couple of games.
When Kane is absent, Son will lead the line. When Son is absent, would Jose Mourinho really trust Brewster in attack? A player without a minute of Premier League football to his name. It’s unlikely.
We do need a striker to take the scoring burden off Kane and Son, but it makes little sense to loan Brewster and then give him back to Liverpool. We’d be doing their job for them by developing the striker for a season.