UPDATE – 14:15pm: Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has taken to Twitter to deny claims that his club have made a bid for Rhian Brewster.
We have asked Sky to take this down
as it is a total fabrication from start to finish.
We have not made a bid formal or informal. https://t.co/uIusuAsDcW
— Steve Parish (@CEO4TAG) September 21, 2020
Crystal Palace have made an official bid to Liverpool for striker Rhian Brewster.
Reported by Rob Dorsett from Sky Sports the bid is worth an original £19 million with £6 million available as potential add-ons based on performance both individually and as a club.
As always seemed likely in order to get a deal done for the highly-rated 20-year-old, the structure of the offer also includes a £37 million buyback clause, should the Premier League champions see fit in the future.
Palace have been widely linked with a move for the England U21 international, however, interest seemed to cool following the arrival of Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea.
It seemed at one stage as though Brewster was heading towards a Sheffield United move as Chris Wilder openly spoke about their pursuit of the striker.
There was much conjecture over where Brewster would spend the current season, having scored 11 times whilst on loan with Swansea Liverpool may have looked to cling onto their man.
However, having signed Diogo Jota from Wolves last week Jurgen Klopp’s side are now overstocked in the department, and the young striker could well be the first to depart.
Roy Hodgson, who spent a spell as Liverpool boss, intimated following the Eagles’ victory over Manchester United at a possible new striking arrival, and it seems Brewster is the likely candidate.
The signing of such a well-regarded striker with formidable pedigree and a high-ceiling is certainly sure to excite fans at Selhurst Park.