ASTON VILLA want to BUY Rhian Brewster from Liverpool as their search for a striker goes into overdrive.
Villa boss Dean Smith has made an inquiry for the 20-year-old Kop kid – who starred for Swansea on loan last season – and he has the funds to win the race.
SunSport told you Sheffield United also approached Liverpool with offers to take the England Under-21 attacker either in a big money deal or as a season-long loan.
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Brewster, who won the 2017 World Cup with England U17s, was wanted by as many as six Premier League clubs.
Burnley, Brighton, Crystal Palace and Fulham are all reported to have contacted Brewster’s people in addition to Villa and Newcastle.
However, Villa are now frantic in their hunt after missing out on Callum Wilson to Newcastle in a £20m move.
Smith’s side have also hit brick walls in their pursuits for Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham and Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard.
Brewster might cost around £20m in all, a fee that Villa would pay along with their rivals for his promising talents.
Jurgen Klopp could sacrifice Brewster to bring in money for a new ready-made forward.
He was more willing to trade Divock Origi but there has been no solid interest in him.
Brewster, for his part, recently lifted the lid on his plans for the future and understandably admitted he would like to stay at Anfield.
He told The Beautiful Game podcast: “Ultimately, I want to be at Liverpool next season. I want to be fighting for a spot to play.
“Who is not going to want to play at the home of the champions? I don’t really want to go on loan, but if that’s the best thing for me to do, to go away and get more game time, then that’s what I’m going to do.
“Realistically, I want to play for Liverpool.
“I want to be the striker, you know? I’ll go to [the Reds’ pre-season training camp], work hard and then whatever the boss says to do, I will accept, whether that’s to stay or whether that’s to go back on loan.”