Liverpool have reportedly reached an agreement with Sheffield United regarding the £23.5 million sale of Rhian Brewster to Bramall Lane – and Kopites have reacted on Twitter to the reported news.
Brewster, 20, will complete a medical with the Yorkshire outfit before signing a permanent contract after a deal was struck with the Blades regarding the England under-21’s forward earlier this week.
According to Goal, Liverpool are set to rake in an initial £18 million with the rest due in performance-related add-ons. Sporting director Michael Edwards was also able to negotiate a 15 per cent sell-on clause as well as an all-important buy-back option which will be in effect for the next three years.
Brewster is a clinical finisher but Klopp believes that other areas of his game need developing before he is ready to seriously stake a claim in challenging both Roberto Firmino and Takumi Minamino for the central striking role.
He is highly rated by the Liverpool manager and has been a big hit at Anfield since signing from Chelsea in 2015. Brewster rose to prominence during England U17’s World Cup triumph in 2017 before a serious knee and ankle injury, sustained during a clash between Liverpool’s U23s and Manchester City in January 2018, curtailed his progress.
Brewster has yet to make a Premier League appearance for Liverpool although he has featured on four occasions in the domestic cups. His most recent competitive match under Klopp occurred during the Community Shield clash last month, which saw the young striker miss the crucial penalty in the shootout defeat to Arsenal.
Liverpool initially felt that another loan deal was their best viable financial option given Klopp didn’t deem Brewster to have a legitimate claim of breaking into the first team this season. However, the prospect of Liverpool including a buyback clause into the deal has since made a permanent transfer for the 20-year-old more attractive.
Brewster will become Sheffield United’s club-record signing with the Blades in desperate need of a goalscoring threat having failed to score in all three of their opening PL matches that currently sees Chris Wilder routed to second from bottom in the league table.
Liverpool supporters have since reacted on Twitter to reports that the Reds are about to sell Brewster and considering the sizeable fee Edwards was able to command, it’s a transfer that has gone down well with the majority of the fan base.
Buying him back once Firmino starts to decline. Basically £23.5m for a 3 year loan, Mr Edwards has done it again 💉
— MB (@MrBoywunder) October 2, 2020
It’s an unreal deal with little risk. If and it’s a big if he proves he’s Liverpool quality then we can buy him back. Mickey Edwards does it again.
— Scott McAuley (@toshenhoff) October 2, 2020
Good deal. And he'll be welcomed back. Needs to get first team experience. Minamino, Mane, Salah, Firmino, Jota, Shaqiri, Jones etc. would be hard for him to get a game these days. Shame to see him go but would be delighted if he ever came back. Good deal all round.
— Euge80 (@Euge4780) October 2, 2020
Sorry to see him go but I’ll be happy for him because he’s going to develop further as a player if he gets regular game time. Honestly he’s done the right thing by leaving as it’ll make him an even better player. My best wishes to him
— Jeff_kamara2 (@Kamara2R) October 2, 2020
Another deal where everyone wins. Imagine supporting a club being run so well you start getting excited about sales.
— Steve Dunn (@SFHSteve) October 2, 2020
Liverpool have done it again getting a great price
— Nathan Taylor (@NathanT86228723) October 2, 2020
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