Aston Villa want to sign Rhian Brewster from Liverpool on a permanent deal this summer, according to a report.
The Athletic recently credited Aston Villa, Newcastle, Burnley, Brighton, Crystal Palace and Fulham with an interest from the Premier League, with last season’s relegated clubs and Swansea also keen to bring Brewster to the Championship.
He scored 11 goals in 22 games on loan at Swansea last season and the south Wales side understandably wants to renew that deal.
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However, The Sun now claims that Aston Villa ‘want to buy’ Brewster ‘as their search for a striker goes into overdrive’.
Dean Smith ‘has made an inquiry’ to Liverpool for the England under-21 international and believes he ‘has the funds to win the race’.
Sheffield United were recently linked with a permanent or temporary move by the same newspaper with Brewster set to ‘cost around £20m in all’ if Liverpool allow him to leave.
The Sun describe Villa as ‘frantic’ after they missed out on the signing of Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson to Newcastle United.
The report continued: ‘Jurgen Klopp could sacrifice Brewster to bring in money for a new ready-made forward’.
Speaking last month to The Beautiful Game podcast, Brewster said: “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.”
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