Liverpool are confident that they will be able to sign Nottingham Forest’s Ben Brereton according to a report from the Daily Mirror.
During the January transfer window, there were reports that Liverpool were in a battle with their fierce rivals Manchester United to try and sign the 17-year-old striker. However despite the fact the Reds made a £2.5m bid for Brereton late on into January, Forest were keen to show they wouldn’t be selling off their prized asset and rejected the offer.
And that seemed to be a good decision as Brereton’s value has only risen in the week since the transfer window ended. He announced himself on the big stage when he scored a last-minute winner against Aston Villa at the weekend and now could be set for more time in the first team. It appears that while Forest made a lot of big name signings during the January transfer window, one of the solutions to their many problems may have been at their academy the entire time.
But despite the fact Brereton is starting to become a more important player for Nottingham Forest, Liverpool are still confident that they will be able to sign the player in the next transfer window. Alongside Manchester United they are continuing to monitor the striker’s situation and are planning to make another offer during the summer where they’ll hope to be able to add him to their prestigious academy. For Forest though, it’ll be another time when they’ll be nervous of having to sell one of their star assets.