Celtic should make loan move for Rhian Brewster in January

By John Reid

December 7, 2019

Celtic might well be on the lookout for another striker in January. The Hoops have been hampered with injury problems in that area so far this season, and it would sense for Celtic to add numbers to the squad in case of any more injury problems.

The Hoops have not been afraid to explore the loan market recently, and you have to say that it has been a success this season. Two of Celtic’s most important players, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Fraser Forster, are both loan signings.

Therefore, it might not be a bad idea to explore that market in January when looking for a striker. One player who should be under consideration for the Hoops is Liverpool starlet Rhian Brewster.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has indicated that the player could be sent out on loan in the January window to try to get some game time.

“Maybe Rhian is the one age-wise and experience-wise” Klopp said, as reported by the Guardian.

“Needs to be the right club”

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“If he had not been injured he would have already been on a different level. We don’t make decisions right now. If we do it then it 100% needs to be the right club.”

If Klopp is looking for evidence that Celtic are the right club for Brewster, not only does the success of Elyounoussi and Forster show that loanees will get regular game time, Jeremie Frimpong shows that age is not a barrier to getting into the Hoops side.

Age no barrier to Hoops first-team

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Neil Lennon does not seem afraid to give players a chance in the side, no matter what age they are. Brewster has played in both of Liverpool’s EFL Cup games this season, but has yet to feature for the first-team.

At the age of 19, he will be looking for first-team football soon, and Celtic could be able to provide that. If Celtic can get the player on an 18-month loan deal it would be a great move for both the player and the club.

Celtic could develop the player by giving him regular game time. Then he would return to Liverpool a player full of experience.

Brewster is a player that Neil Lennon and Nick Hammond should be looking to sign in January.