Swansea City complete Rhian Brewster loan from Liverpool

7th January
First team
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Swansea City have completed the signing of highly-rated Liverpool forward Rhian Brewster on loan for the rest of the season, subject to international clearance.

Brewster reunites with Swans head coach Steve Cooper, who he played under during England Under-17s’ World Cup success in 2017 – a tournament where Brewster won the Golden Boot with eight goals.

The 19-year-old has featured three times for the Reds this season – most recently in the FA Cup win against Everton on Sunday – and was on the bench for the Champions League final triumph over Tottenham Hotspur in June.

The loan signing comes shortly after Sam Surridge’s return to parent club Bournemouth, with the Swans beating a number of clubs to secure Brewster’s signature.

Brewster, who will wear squad number 19, underwent a successful medical today and will train with his new team-mates on Wednesday. He will also be available for selection for Sunday’s Championship clash with Cardiff City.

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Brewster started his career with Chelsea before joining Liverpool as a 14-year-old.

He worked his way up the academy ranks with the Reds and, after his huge success with England Under-17s, he signed a new long-term deal in the summer of 2018 and resisted offers from top European clubs to remain at Anfield.

He was part of the matchday squad for Liverpool’s dramatic Champions League semi-final second leg victory over Barcelona and was again named as one of Jurgen Klopp’s substitutes for the 2-0 defeat of Spurs in the final.