Noel Whelan is adamant Liverpool will include a buyback option in any potential sale of Rhian Brewster with Crystal Palace and Sheffield United keen to sign the striker.
The former Leeds United forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claims it would be a “very clever move” for the club to insert such a clause as it will allow them to re-sign their lethal academy product in the future.
Chris Wilder’s side have tabled a loan-to-buy offer for the centre-forward that would see him join permanently next summer for a fee of over £20million.
Jurgen Klopp is still undecided on Brewster‘s future with the Reds considering whether a loan, loan-to-buy or permanent sale, including a buy-back option, is best.
When asked by Football Insider what he thought was best for club and player, Whelan said: “There are a lot of teams interested in Brewster.
“A fee of around £20million, in this day and age, for a striker that has proven that he can score goals in the Championship is not too bad.
“Brewster scores all kinds of goals. He has lots of pace, lots of creativity and knows where the back of the net is.
“Brewster would would be a fantastic option for Chris Wilder to have.
“Liverpool will want a buy-back option and they would be clever to do so. You can be willing to let a talented young player go but if they do develop into a top class player you want to have that buy-back option. That way you cannot be held to ransom.
“Including that clause in any sale would be a very clever move because he could be Liverpool’s main striker in the future.
“Liverpool may re-sign someone who has showed at all levels he is a lethal forward”.