Worse than Bamford - Exclusive: Mills reacts as Leeds set sights on striker dazzling in C'ship
Leeds United would be better off with Patrick Bamford leading the line next season than Rhian Brewster, according to Danny Mills.
The former Whites and Manchester City full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested it would be a risk to sign the 20-year-old as the main striker at Elland Road given his lack of experience.
As revealed by Football Insider, United will be in the race to sign the young striker if he is loaned out again by Liverpool next season.
It will be Marcelo Bielsa’s second attempt to sign Brewster having lost out to Swansea in January.
The England under-21 international has made a huge impact at the Liberty Stadium, scoring four goals in 11 appearances.
When asked whether Brewster would offer an improvement on what Leeds already have in the forward department, Mills told Football Insider: “I would only see him as a squad player. He is not ready to lead the line, that is for sure. You would need somebody with out-and-out experience of the Premier League.
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“You might as well stick with Bamford if you are going to go with Rhian Brewster. Undoubtedly he has got talent but he is unproven.
“If you are going to replace somebody you have to have the guarantee that they are better than what you have got.”
With Liverpool in the hunt for Bundesliga goal-machine Timo Werner, it is likely Jurgen Klopp will see another loan move as beneficial to the youngster’s development.
A move could spell bad news for January loan signing Jean-Kevin Augustin who has failed to live up to expectations following his arrival from RB Leipzig.
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