Sheffield United have secured a major coup in the signing of Rhian Brewster from Liverpool this afternoon, with the talented forward penning a contract with the Blades until 2025. Sheff Utd have paid a reported £23.5 million to snap up the striker, who is seen as one of England’s best young players.
On signing Brewster, Sheff Utd manager Chris Wilder told the press: “He has been our number one target. 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.
“He’s a natural goalscorer. He finishes from any aspect, whether it is in the air or whether it’s spectacular goals, free-kicks or off his shin – he has a lovely habit of scoring goals, which is crucial in the Premier League.”
It is understood that Liverpool have secured a buy back clause in the package for Brewster for the next three seasons, as well as a 15 percent sell-on clause should United sell the player elsewhere.
At the announcement for his transfer, Brewster told reporters: “I am ready to come in and show everyone what I’ve got. It is a team that creates a lot of chances, the three at the back, overlapping, they get crosses into the box and that’s my game – being in the box, finding space and one- and two-touch finishes.
“That’s what I am going to try and do, and try and score goals for Sheffield United.”