Tottenham news: Spurs and Arsenal plot swoop for Rhian Brewster

By David Woods

20th Jun, 2018 | 3:56pm

Tottenham and Arsenal aim to snatch wonderkid from PL rivals – report

Tottenham and Arsenal have entered the race for the signature of Liverpool wonderkid striker Rhian Brewster, according to a report.

The Sun claims that Brewster is yet to sign his first professional contract and wants a guarantee from Jurgen Klopp that he will have a shot at first-team football next season.

The report says talks are ongoing with the 18-year-old and that there is an agreement in principle but he is yet to sign, and that’s alerted the two north London clubs, who sense a chance to steal in.

Football Insider verdict:

You’ve got to admire how Brewster is going about getting his first professional contract. He obviously doesn’t want to leave Liverpool and just wants an assurance that he will get his chance to play first-team football in a team that’s absolutely bursting with attacking talent. That won’t be an easy guarantee for Klopp to make, but he’ll be aware that he’s got a very fine balancing acto to make. He won’t want to lose Brewster, especially with two Premier League rivals lurking – if he fulfils his potential and becomes a huge star that would be a disaster for Liverpool. Brewster has a head on his shoulders as well as shooting feet. He has reportedly turned down moves to German sides Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig, and Barcelona, Juventus and Monaco have all expressed an interest. It would be easy for him to get carried away but he says his only concern is his football development, not playing sides off against each other for extra cash. That bodes well for the club that ends up with his signature this summer. 

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