Aston Villa are interested in signing Liverpool starlet Rhian Brewster for £20million, according to reports.
Dean Smith has been on the lookout for a striker and failed in his pursuit of Callum Wilson, who joined Newcastle on Monday.
Villa had a £15m bid for the England striker rejected before the Magpies won the race with a £20m offer.
Now, The Sun say Villa have turned their attention to Brewster in a shock £20m swoop.
The 20-year-old scored 11 goals in 22 Championship appearances for Swansea in a loan spell last season.
It is understood Burnley, Brighton, Crystal Palace, Sheffield United and Fulham have been monitoring Brewster’s situation at Anfield.
The England Under-21 forward has featured in Liverpool’s pre-season matches, but missed a decisive penalty in their Community Shield shootout loss to Arsenal.
Last month, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp admitted there was uncertainty surrounding Brewster’s future.
He said: “In the moment he is, then we have to see what will happen in the next few weeks or so.
“We want to use Rhian, but we want to help Rhian as well, so that’s why we have to make these decisions. But not now, obviously.
“He looks really promising, I know goals are the most important thing in the football world, so if he can score goals that’s good.
“And all the rest, we will see. He’s still a young boy, and especially on this No.9 position, experience helps a lot.
“We have see how we can give him the experience. Is it here? Is it somewhere else? It’s not decided yet, why should we?
“There’s absolutely no reason to rush it.”
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Title: Aston Villa eye Liverpool starlet Rhian Brewster in £20m transfer after Newcastle win Callum Wilson race
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Published Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2020 15:02:51 +0000