Liverpool ‘to accept £23m Rhian Brewster bid’ with striker set for Anfield exit

Sheffield United have reportedly lodged a £23million bid for Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster – with the Reds set to accept.

The 20-year-old impressed on loan at Swansea last season, helping the Welsh side into the Championship playoffs, but is yet to kick a ball in the top flight.

United's bid is a guaranteed £18million plus another £5million in potential add-ons, as well as a buyback clause for Liverpool, report The Sun.

The England Under-21 international also attracted interest from Crystal Palace, but the Eagles were unwilling to insert the buyback clause.

Brewster is aware he needs to leave Anfield to secure regular first-team football, and it could lead to a return to Merseyside if he shows his worth.

The move would represent a triumph for Blades boss Chris Wilder who is desperate to add firepower to his ranks before Monday's transfer deadline.

United are scoreless in three Premier League games so far this season having lost each of their opening fixtures against Wolves, Aston Villa and Yorkshire rivals Leeds.

Brewster has been on the books at Liverpool since 2015 after moving from Chelsea.

He's made four senior appearances for the Reds without finding the net, but plundered 11 goals in 22 games for Swansea in all competitions last term.

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He has played for England at Under-16, U17, U18 and U21 level, including 20 strikes in 23 games for the U17s for whom he helped win the World Cup in 2017.

Speaking on his future in August, 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."

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