Liverpool fans can be more than happy with this season’s summer transfer window. The Reds were clever as ever, signing a backup left back, an exciting young forward and an elite level midfielder. The net spend for the window was as low as expected after Michael Edwards negotiated sales of fringe players and youngsters. Darren Bent has praised Liverpool for the Rhian Brewster deal.
Liverpool sell Brewster
Sheffield United signed Rhian Brewster from Liverpool for a reported fee of £23.5m.
The Blades also agreed to a 15% sell on clause and a buy-back clause which will last for three years.
United managed to fend off competition from Crystal Palace and Aston Villa for the signing.
Initially offered out for loan moves, the Reds decided to cash in when they received an acceptable offer.
Darren Bent backs Rhian Brewster move
Liverpool have one of the strongest forward lines in the world and they strengthened the depth even further with the addition of Diogo Jota. This left little chance for youngsters to break through.
Darren Bent backs Rhian Brewster moving to Sheffield United, telling Football Insider:
“I am [surprised] but you start thinking when’s he going to get his game time? You’ve got a talented youngster there.
“It’s well played Jurgen Klopp because I think they’ve got a buy-back clause on him, that’s well played because I think Liverpool believe in him and they do like him but it’s just where does he fit in?
“You look at the attacking options that they’ve got – Mane, Salah, Firmino – then behind them they’ve got Minamino, Shaqiri, Jota, that’s the backup three, then you throw in Brewster after that. You’re effectively talking six players ahead of you.”
What RTK has to say
The Reds pulled off a masterstroke with this one.
Rhian Brewster wasn’t going to be getting any game time any time soon and he would only depreciate in value if we stalled his development.
By selling him on he can grow as a footballer and we can bring him back to Anfield in the future should he start to realise his potential.
There is absolutely nothing to moan about with this deal – as Bent said, “well played Jürgen Klopp”. Well, Michael Edwards.