Crystal Palace on the brink of signing 20-year-old Liverpool centre-forward

The Merseyside giants centre-forward Rhian Brewster has demanded to be allowed to hold negotiations over a permanent transfer to Crystal Palace. U21 England international has struggled for regular game time at Liverpool and it’s long looked like he could leave the Anfield for another loan this campaign.

Rhian did well in a temporary stint at Swansea City last campaign and has recently been targeted by Palace but in a permanent £20m deal. It now looks, according to reports in the press this morning, that Brewster is pushing to be allowed to discuss a move to Selhurst Park as he seeks to ensure he can play regularly at PL level.

The Eagles would do well to sign the 20-year-old striker, who seems to have a big future in the game as long as he’s given the opportunity to play and develop his game. Reds simply have too many big names upfront for the English striker to really get many chances any time soon, but it may be that they’ll live to regret his sale in the future.

It stays to be seen if Liverpool will agree to a permanent sale or if they’ll try to push for another loan, but it looks his mind is made up. Crystal Palace are unlikely to accept Reds demands for a buy-back clause, although they could offer them a slice of any profit if they sell Rhian.

Crystal Palace signed Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea on loan for a campaign but Brewster would have a long-term opportunity of making the main centre-forward slot his own. The deal would also push Christian Benteke further out of the Selhurst door.