Opinion: Good signing, but Tottenham must not be held to ransom by PL rivals

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a loan move for rising Liverpool starlet Rhian Brewster, according to Football Insider, in one of the more interesting transfer rumours of late.

Spurs are in need of a new striker this summer, with Harry Kane the only recognised number nine at the club.

Dependence on the Tottenham talisman is high, while the likes of Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min are better used in supporting roles, rather than through the middle.

Landing Brewster on loan could well be a shrewd move by Spurs, especially after the 20-year-old impressed in the Championship with Swansea City last season, scoring 11 goals in 21 outings.

Finding a player that will accept being number two behind Kane at Tottenham is not an easy feat and as such landing a young starlet who can develop and thrive makes sense.

However, Liverpool would surely be reluctant to bolster a top-four rival and as such could hold Spurs to ransom.

Paying a sizeable loan fee to sign a back-up player won’t sit well with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

If there was an option to sign Brewster permanently, it would make more sense for all parties.

But again, Liverpool would surely want a sizeable fee from Tottenham – perhaps close to the £19 million Bournemouth paid the Reds for an unproven Dominic Solanke a few years ago.

Brewster certainly fits the profile of a player that could thrive at Spurs as Kane’s back-up, but I’m not holding my breath over it happening.