Liverpool forward Rhian Brewster has reportedly decided that he wants to sign for Sheffield United ahead of the likes of Aston Villa and Brighton.

According to The Sheffield Star, Brewster believes that Sheffield United are the ideal Premier League club for him to join in order to continue his development in the game.

The report claims that the sticking point between the two clubs in transfer negotiations is current money. Sheffield United’s transfer budget has felt the impact of Covid-19 and they are attempting to agree a reasonable deal with the Reds, who are insisting on a buy-back clause.

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ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT

If Liverpool do insert a buy-back clause into a deal for Brewster then it is in their best interests to make sure that they sell him to the right club. A buy-back clause suggests that Liverpool think Brewster could be good enough to return to the club in the future, but that will only happen if he makes a good decision over the next club he joins and he is able to kick on as a player.

With Brewster seemingly keen on signing for Sheffield United, Liverpool could stand to benefit from making sure that the transfer happens – rather than demanding too much money and then Brewster goes to another club and is unable to develop. So, it may be worth dropping their valuation slightly to a price affordable to Sheffield United for the long-term benefit of both themselves and Brewster.

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