Date: 20th August 2020 at 1:47pm
Written by: Alan Johnson

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.

Summary

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.

With Troy Deeney, Vedat Muriqi, Patrik Shick, Arkadiusz Milik, Robin Quaison and Habib Diallo on our radar, perhaps we should turn our attentions to them instead?

In other news, we need to stop trying to make Gareth Bale happen, it’s NOT going to happen!

 
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One Reply to “Tottenham signing Liverpool striker would be backwards and makes little sense”

  • “When Kane is absent, Son will lead the line”, really ? Son has led the line so far when Kane’s been absent because someone has to and there has been nobody else. He doesn’t score more goals than he does in his normal position so you’ve lost Kane’s goals and you haven’t actually got any back. Also given the number of games we are facing neither Son nor Kane can play them all, both will need rotation. It would be much better if we had a proper back up centre forward and Son could stay in his normal position. Having said that Brewster isn’t a good fit. In no way is he the kind of player that can hold the ball and play people in. We need someone who is more of a target man.

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