One of the big, and repeat, stories at Leeds United in the first half of the 2019/20 Championship campaign has been whether or not parent clubs would recall Jack Clarke, Eddie Nketiah or Ben White.
It’s very much been an ‘insert your own’ series of stories, with little substance but plenty of conjecture and it’s fair to say, although we can now remove Brighton’s White from the equasion owing to the game time he’s received, question marks understandably hang over Clarke and Nketiah and if recent rumours about an interest in Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster are to be believed, one of them surely has to be off as we already struggle to accommodate Jack Clarke and Ilian Meslier on the substitutes bench owing to the loan regulations.
I can’t say I know an awful lot about Brewster and it sounds like typical rumour mill fodder to me, but former player and now pundit Noel Whelan seems to be excited about the prospect.
“I’d love him at Leeds. He is young, hungry, exciting, well spoken about by Jurgen Klopp. If we could pull that deal out of the bag in January, wow, perfect. It would be a great deal for us. He would offer something a bit different to what we’ve already got. We need strength in depth up front. Two senior strikers, Patrick Bamford and Eddie Nketiah, is not enough for a Championship campaign. If we can get someone like Rhian Brewster, that would give us three proper centre-forwards who can be rotated as and when needed. You need three strikers in case of injuries and suspensions if you’re going for promotion.”
I can only imagine a lot of Leeds fans will be saying ‘who’ and ‘not another…loan’.
Would you take Brewster on loan in January?
No, he isn't good enough
No, just play Nketiah more
No, he wouldn't play