Liverpool have become the most savvy operators of the transfermarket in the world in recent years. Michael Edwards has each summer delivered a masterclass in recruitment, in wheeling and dealing. The sporting director appears to have pulled off yet another masterclass with Sheffield United set to sign Rhian Brewster for £23.5m
Brewster at Liverpool
Liverpool signed Rhian Brewster from the Chelsea academy in 2015 on the recommendation of Michael Beale.
The youngster was quickly promoted to the U23 side and was soon undertaking one-on-one training sessions with Steve McManaman.
The wonderkid has been tipped as the next best thing for some years now, seemingly always on the verge of breaking into the first team his step up was halted by injuries.
Now 20-years-old and unlikely to be getting regular minutes any time soon the youngster is set to be moved on.
Sheffield United to sign Brewster
According to various reporters, such as David Ornstein, Sheffield United are set to sign Rhian Brewster from Liverpool for £23.5m.
The deal will also include a 15% sell on clause and a buy back clause which will be valid for three seasons.
The Blades have created plenty of chances this season but have been lacking a lethal finisher to convert them.
Chris Wilder’s side are thought to have beaten competition from Crystal Palace and Aston Villa.
What RTK has to say
Given the lack of opportunities available to him at Liverpool, this move makes sense for the youngster.
The move obviously makes plenty of sense for the Reds. We have managed to recoup all of the guaranteed Thiago fee by selling a youngster who hasn’t played a minute in the Premier League.
The buy back clause also makes this a tremendous deal, if he does fulfil his potential we can just go and get him back from up in Yorkshire, drive him down the motorway back to Anfield.
Honestly, Michael Edwards deserves a nomination for the Ballon d’Or.