Sheffield United have signed one of the hottest young properties in the Premier League by signing the 20-year-old, Rhian Brewster, in a club-record deal.
The forward who was a top scorer in the U-17 World Cup held in India, was highly regarded by the Liverpool coaches and board. Even though Liverpool did not disclose the amount which they received, British media has reported it to be around 23.5 million pounds ($30.40 million).
The England U-21 international has penned a five-year deal with The Blades. Liverpool has inserted a buy-back clause and a 15% sell-on for the young forward.
“At the top of the pitch we have one of the country’s hottest properties from Liverpool and for him to sign permanently here is fantastic for everyone concerned,” said the Sheffield boss Chris Wilder.
“There has been a lot of interest in him over the summer, a lot of speculation about who we were going for, but he has been our number one target and I am delighted to have secured his services.”
Brewster, who first garnered attention after hitting a tournament-high of eight goals in the U-17 World Cup in 2017, was loaned out to Championship side, Swansea City, last season where he scored 11 goals. Due to the competition for the starting places at Anfield, a lot of clubs registered their interest in the young forward.
“There were a few teams who came in, but right now Sheffield United is the best option for me,” said the 20-year-old striker, who did not start or score a league goal for the current Champions.
“Looking at the club, it is on the rise, finishing ninth last year and hopefully it can be better this season. Maybe I can add some goals, I will work hard and try and help the team to a higher place this year.”
Sheffield United who are yet to score and earn a point, travel to a resilient Arsenal side. Thus, The Blades will hope to increase their firepower in front of the goal with the addition of their latest recruit.