This afternoon, Liverpool starlet Rhian Brewster finalized a move that will see him move to Swansea City on what is reported to be a six-month loan spell. The London native was introduced Tuesday afternoon by Swansea's social media team with both an announcement graphic and an introductory interview.
This move marks a reunion between the 19-year-old and Swans' manager Steve Cooper, who worked together during England's title-winning side during the U17 World Cup back in 2017. During that tournament, Brewster bagged eight goals and won the Golden Boot. It was this connection that was at least part of the reason why Brewster selected the Welsh side over the handful of other clubs from around the UK.
Brewster joins Swansea at perhaps the perfect time as well. The Championship club up until recently sported Sam Surridge up at the top for much of the first half of the season this year, however, he was recalled to his parent club Bournemouth earlier this month. And without any other major goal-scoring threats beyond Andre Ayew and Borja Baston, Cooper needed to bolster his attacking third. And while he hasn't shown his goal-scoring skill in the Premier League as of yet, Brewster's past with Cooper made him what seems to be the perfect choice.
Swansea currently sit sixth in the Championship table and one point clear of holding on to the division's final promotion playoff spot for the Premier League. We will all have to wait and see whether or not the young striker can help the Swans make it back to the Prem, just as fellow young English striker Tammy Abraham did last year while on loan at Aston Villa.
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