It appears that Crystal Palace are set to be the side that wins the race to sign Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster, with the Daily Express reporting that the Eagles are closing in on the youngster.
It appears that Brewster is attracting a lot of attention heading into January. The Daily Mirror reported over the weekend that Palace were battling Aston Villa, Leeds United and Swansea City for his signature.
A number of Liverpool fans suggested that they wanted Brewster to head to either Leeds or Swansea. A loan move to the Championship may provide the 19-year-old with more game-time, which is what he appears to need having only made two Carabao Cup appearances this season.
However, it looks as though Brewster will be staying in the top flight for the second-half of the season. The Daily Express is now suggesting that Palace are closing in on signing the teenager.
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While some Liverpool fans wanted Brewster to join either Leeds or Swansea, it looks to be a good move for the striker to head to Selhurst Park.
Palace have struggled for goals this season. They have found the back of the net just 11 times in the league. Jordan Ayew has done well, but he is the only player to have scored more than twice. Just four other players have scored at all.
It is not out of the question for Brewster to quickly secure a regular spot in Palace’s lineup. The opportunity is definitely there if he joins.
And he definitely needs to take it if he hopes to prove that he will make the grade with Liverpool.