'He's been tipped for greatness' - Exclusive: Rangers tipped to lure young forward to Ibrox
Noel Whelan has tipped Steven Gerrard to get the best out of Rhian Brewster if Rangers can secure a deal for the Liverpool striker this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, raved about the 20-year-old’s performances for Swansea this season and suggested he could challenge Alfredo Morelos if the Colombian stayed at Ibrox this summer.
Brewster has scored four goals in 11 Championship appearances since joining Swansea on loan in January.
The England Under-21 forward is set to extend his loan which will allow him to remain at the Welsh club until the completion of the 2019/20 campaign.
Football Insider revealed earlier this month that the Liverpool striker is one of Steven Gerrard’s top targets this summer.
Whelan suggested Gerrard will have a good understanding of the attributes Brewster can bring to the Gers due to his time and connections at Anfield.
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“Even if Alfredo Morelos does not leave Ibrox this summer, you always need strikers,” he told Football Insider.
“Brewster has been tipped for greatness at Liverpool. He’s been at Swansea this season and has done fantastically.
“He is the right age and Steven Gerrard knows all about him. Steven has seen him come through the ranks and knows what attributes he possesses. He knows that Brewster is a player he can trust and improve.
“Steven wants to get all of his work in the transfer market done quickly.”
The Gers have already announced the signing of Ianis Hagi on a permanent deal while Leicester City defender Calvin Bassey has agreed a pre-contract at Ibrox.
Brewster has long been thought of as one of the world’s greatest talents after he finished top goalscorer on England’s way to the Under-17 World Cup in 2017.
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