Aston Villa will have high hopes for the season ahead.
After returning to the Premier League last season the club battled and scrapped their way to survival.
It wasn’t pretty at times, but supporters won’t mind as Dean Smith’s side did just enough to keep their heads above water.
But this term they’ll be wanting more.
Villa are historically regarded as one of the top flight’s biggest clubs, and so they’ll be determined to try and avoid a relegation scrap in favour of a more comfortable mid-table finish.
But if they’re to do that then they’ll need to strengthen.
Villa have been linked with plenty of players this summer including the likes of Callum Wilson, Ollie Watkins and Odsonne Edouard, however they’ve yet to have any joy in these pursuits.
According to fresh reports from The Sun they may have a new target in the shape of Rhian Brewster.
The Liverpool youngster looks set for an incredibly bright future in the game after bursting onto the scene.
The 20-year-old scored an impressive 25 goals last term after having the first half of the campaign at Anfield and then moving to Swansea City on loan for the second half of the season.
That form has propelled him into the Premier League reckoning, with several clubs such as Newcastle United, Fulham, Crystal Palace and Brighton enquiring about a potential loan deal.
But while Villa are keen on making a move, the report claims that they’re fancying their chances of striking a permanent deal.
A permanent move could cost in the region of £20million – a sum that Villa would be happy to pay.
Whether Liverpool are open to selling one of their prized assets however, is widely up for debate.
GIVEMESPORT’S Phil Spencer says…
What a deal this would be.
Rhian Brewster is one of the hottest prospects in the Premier League right now after his performances for Swansea City last term.
This season will be massive for him as he looks to acclimatise to life in the top flight, but I think that he’s capable of impressing.
Given his age, I’d be very surprised if Liverpool wanted to sell.
Whether he’ll stick around at Anfield as a squad option, or head out on loan to a bottom half Premier League side, I’m not sure.
But whatever happens it’s essential that he takes the opportunity to impress.
Brewster has the potential to be worth much more than £20m moving forward, and so I can’t see Liverpool cashing in prematurely.
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