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Brewster's possible millions

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Cerberus, May 12, 2018.

  1. Cerberus

    Cerberus When I start me fiddlin' I just take my ritalin Member

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    Liverpool still hoping to convince Rhian Brewster to sign new deal despite interest from Germany

    Bundesliga clubs hoping to sign the talented 18-year-old this summer

    BY JAMES PEARCE12:01, 12 MAY 2018

    JURGEN KLOPP ON LFC OFFERING SUPPORT FOR RHIAN BREWSTER FOLLOWING RACIST ABUSE CLAIM

    Liverpool are still hoping to convince striker Rhian Brewster to spurn interest from the Bundesliga and commit his future to the club this summer.

    The England youth international has turned down a number of offers from Liverpool to sign a professional contract and his representatives have been keen to explore a potential move to Germany.

    Borussia Monchengladbach and RB Leipzig have both registered their interest in the 18-year-old frontman, who won the Golden Boot at last year’s Under-17 World Cup.

    However, Liverpool haven’t given up the fight with Jurgen Klopp making it clear that he would be part of the first-team squad next season if he stays put.

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    The ECHO understands that Liverpool have triggered the third year of Brewster’s Academy scholarship which means that no club is currently allowed to approach him. Anyone doing so at this stage will run the risk of being reported for tapping-up the youngster.

    But Brewster could still opt to leave in the summer and Anfield officials understand the lure of the Bundesliga for an English player of his age.

    He would be following in the footsteps of international team-mate Jadon Sancho, who snubbed a pro deal with Manchester City before signing for Borussia Dortmund last August. The 18-year-old has since made 11 league appearances for Dortmund.

    Under FIFA rules, Liverpool would only be guaranteed a compensation payment of around £200,000 for Brewster if he went to Germany. However, such was the interest in Sancho that City negotiated a deal rising to £10million with Dortmund and the Reds value Brewster around the same level.

    Brewster, who joined the Kirkby Academy from Chelsea in 2015, was first offered a heavily incentivised pro deal by the Reds when he turned 17 last year and once again following his 18th birthday last month.

    Despite Liverpool’s frustration at the current stand-off, relations between all parties remain cordial. Brewster is highly regarded both as a player and a person by Klopp, Academy director Alex Inglethorpe, sporting director Michael Edwards and FSG president Mike Gordon.

    As well as his blistering talent, they also admire the manner in which he has dealt with other issues such as the sickening racist abuse he’s been subjected to.

    When Brewster’s season was cruelly ended by an ankle injury while playing for Liverpool Under-23s back in January, Klopp insisted that his rehab following surgery was overseen at Melwood rather than the Academy.


    Brewster is expected to be fit by July and Klopp wants to give him opportunities to shine in the club’s pre-season friendlies, including the tour of America.

    However, the growing fear is that Brewster’s head has been turned with Monchengladbach leading the chase of his signature.
     
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    SummerOnions Let's Push Things Forward Member

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    Who's his agent?
     
  3. Cerberus

    Cerberus When I start me fiddlin' I just take my ritalin Member

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    No idea. I'll admit that I've seen nothing of this lad. Just that he seems to be highly rated by everyone.

    Surely if Klopp has given assurances about the first team next season then this is more about money than playing time?
     
  4. Woland

    Woland Part of the Furniture Member

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    Munchengladbach haven't won anything in 30 years and stink of Everton. If it's about money there's shagloads more of it here.

    Strange one.
     
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    HC Very Well-Known Member

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    I did wonder Klopp was so keen to sing his graces at the awards the other night..
     
  6. Mystic

    Mystic Very Well-Known Member

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    It's not though is it, it's about getting first team football.
     
  7. Woland

    Woland Part of the Furniture Member

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    So he should sign and go on loan to someone who needs him in the championship, or Munchengladbach, or whatever.
     
  8. King Binny

    King Binny Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    Woland Part of the Furniture Member

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    Lookman has scored twice today. Show's what Fat Sam knows.
     
  10. King Binny

    King Binny Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    King Binny Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    His/His agent's head turned by Lookman and Sanchoz's (small) success in Bundesliga?


    Article: It’s no surprise that Borussia Mönchengladbach are trying to lure Rhian Brewster away from Liverpool with the promise of first-team football.

    Their sporting director Max Eberl spoke earlier this season about the number-crunching that goes on at the Bundesliga club as they study the best young talent across Europe.
      
    “We follow every English national game — under-16, under-17 and so on — and we know every top player in England,” he told the Times.

    “They develop great players, but normally the player has no chance to be in the first XI or even the first 18 of a Premier League team. That age group (born in) 2000 in England, you could take every player. It’s unbelievable.”


    It’s a resource that Bundesliga clubs are increasingly trying to tap into. Most striking was the £10million deal that saw Manchester City youngster Jadon Sancho sign for Borussia Dortmund last summer, while West Ham teenager Reece Oxford has spent this season on loan at Mönchengladbach.

    “We want to be able to say: ‘We can be the next step for you’,” Eberl added. “Reece and Jadon could be the example for the next guys. A lot of English agents called us and said: ‘Hey, our player wants to come and play in the Bundesliga’. I feel that they begin to open their eyes away from the Premier League.”

    The attraction for Mönchengladbach is clear. Brewster, who won the Golden Boot at last October’s Under-17 World Cup, is one of the most exciting young players in English football. His reluctance to sign a professional contract with Liverpool has alerted a host of European clubs.

    However, Brewster and his representatives would be wise to consider what he would be giving up if he ends his three-year association with the Reds.

    For a start, unlike his England team-mate Sancho at Man City, there is a clear pathway through to the first-team for Brewster at Liverpool. He doesn't need to go to Germany to find one.

    Jurgen Klopp isn’t one of those managers who stockpiles senior players and just pays lip service to youth development. He’s passionate about helping youngsters fulfil their potential and is willing to put his faith in them.

    Brewster should be looking at the meteoric rise of Trent Alexander-Arnold and taking inspiration from his journey. The 19-year-old full-back has clocked up 31 appearances for the Reds so far this season.

    A year after arriving from Chelsea where he never got a chance to shine, Dominic Solanke has now been involved in 26 matches for the Reds this term and is a full England international. Joe Gomez is another 20-year-old whose exciting development under Klopp saw his earn a first senior cap before injury struck.

    Teenagers Curtis Jones, Conor Masterson and Rafa Camacho have all been promoted to the first-team squad, while fellow Academy youngsters Liam Millar, Adam Lewis, Nat Phillips and Herbie Kane have also spent time training at Melwood.

    If Brewster’s season hadn’t been cruelly ended by an ankle injury in January, it’s more than likely that he would have made his Liverpool debut by now.


    Klopp has left Brewster in no doubt about how highly he regards him. The manager insisted he did his rehab at Melwood rather than Kirkby so he could feel part of the senior set-up.

    When reports in Germany back in March suggested that Liverpool were looking to clinch a club record £90million deal for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, Anfield officials were adamant that the speculation was unfounded .

    The message was clear: Klopp wasn’t looking to sign a centre-forward this summer because he intended to promote Brewster to compete with the likes of Roberto Firmino, Solanke and Danny Ings in 2018/19.

    If Brewster was to leave then Liverpool would have to reassess their transfer plans and buying another striker would have to be viewed as a priority.

    Daniel Sturridge will be sold following his loan spell at West Brom, while Klopp has yet to make a decision on Divock Origi, who has endured a disappointing season with Wolfsburg.

    Maybe Brewster looks at how robust Firmino is and can’t see a way past him. After all no Liverpool player has made more appearances than the classy Brazilian this term.

    However, with the Reds competing on four fronts next season Brewster will get opportunities.

    Firmino will miss the early stages of pre-season following the World Cup and that No 9 shirt will be up for grabs.

    Even if he did head for the Bundesliga there are no guarantees that he would be playing every week. Oxford has started five league matches for Mönchengladbach and Sancho has only clocked up one more than that for Dortmund.


    Brewster only turned 18 last month. He doesn't need to be in such a hurry.

    He's still learning his trade and he's in the perfect place to continue his development under Klopp.

    Leaving Liverpool at this stage would make little sense.
     
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    Didn't see it getting that serious![​IMG]
     
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    I find it sad and surprising. He's probably the most exciting attacking prospect we've had since Owen. The club have lavished care and encouragement on him, and he's seemed very unspoilt and mature in response. There seemed to be a real emotional bond there. So this has come like a bolt out of the blue. I really don't get why he'd go - it's been made really clear that Klopp wants to play him next season, he's been given the most fantastic support, and he's at a club that's in the final of the Champions League. Nothing in his character suggests someone who's motivated by money. It's depressingly odd.
     
  15. StevieM

    StevieM SCM's resident Beer Nazi, Wine Snob & Comic Geek Forum Moderator

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    There was an article a while back in the Guardian, I think, about how a lot of young players are identifying “mid-sized” clubs around Europe to go to early on their career, safe in the knowledge that not only will they get guaranteed playing time in a top league, but they’ll definitely be sold on to a top club if they progress.

    Examples are some of the mid-table German & likes of Monaco.

    The German League offers a higher standard than the likes of the Dutch League.

    It’s a no-brainer for the club, because they aren’t challenging for titles, so they can play the youngsters & cash in on them when the times right.

    Looking at Brewster - his involvement in the first team at Liverpool next season is likely to be similar to Solanke’s - he’ll be on the bench, getting minutes here and there and the odd cup game.

    It makes sense, rather than a loan - because their’s no incentive for the the club loaning the player to “develop” him - hence why so many loanees end up no playing.

    Disappointing.... but it might be the start of an understandable trend where young players want more playing exposure than “big clubs” are likely to give them and loans aren’t the best choice.
     
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    Fuck the cunt

    If he wants out it's obviously a shame for us, but otherwise, fuck him
     
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    gkmacca Part of the Furniture Member

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    Sorry, but that's very unlikely. This player is seriously good, he'd be playing more often than that.
     
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    If he was gonna sign he would have done it already. Not particularly fussed tbh. Decent talent but obviously rates himself higher than what he actually is.
     
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    He can feel (slightly) aggrieved on how much game time dom has given, if he (really) is the next big thing.
     
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    "Dom" has had more game time than that squirt who joined the German club this season in search of game time.
     

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