Nottingham Forest might have been handed a boost in their quest to sign Sheffield United striker Rhian Brewster.
TEAMtalk claims that the Blades boss Slavisa Jokanovic is now open to letting the talisman depart during the January transfer window.
Steve Cooper worked with Brewster at Swansea and the former Liverpool striker notched 11 goals in 22 games during the 2019/20 campaign.
Brewster moved to Bramall Lane for £23.5 million in October 2020 but he didn’t find the net during a league game until November 2021.
It’s been a rough time for the youngster and a move elsewhere could see him start to realise his true potential.
Now, it seems as though Brewster could be on borrowed time at United and he could be offloaded in January.
Forest are keen to take him on a permanent deal with a view to signing him permanently during the summer.
Cooper is likely to reinforce his strike force when the transfer window reopens.
Lewis Grabban has eight goals this season, with Lyle Taylor on three. Both are in their thirties though and a younger option will be sought soon.
Brewster has the respect of Cooper and the pair could once again become a match made in heaven at the City Ground.
What have Sheffield United fans said about Brewster potential joining Forest?
It’s fair to say they’re not best pleased, with many feeling as though the youngster deserves more of a chance.
The Reds will need to negotiate some sort of deal with the Blades and it seems unlikely he will arrive on a permanent deal straight away.
Forest already have five loan players and perhaps the squad will look slightly different by the end of January.
Sheffield United are hopeful this is idle paper talk given that Forest are now managed by Cooper who had Brewster at Swansea.
Here is what the Blades fan base have had to say about Forest interest in Brewster.