Liverpool are yet to be paid the full amount for their sale of Rhian Brewster to Sheffield United in 2020.
Once a hugely promising academy player at Liverpool, Brewster’s career has nose-dived since signing for United. Experiencing a raft of injury problems, as well as poor form on the pitch, the Londoner is struggling up North.
And as per the Liverpool Echo, Sheffield United are still footing the bill from a costly transfer mistake.
They report that United have missed a recent payment relating to Brewster’s move. It’s claimed that this has been a contributing factor in them being placed under a transfer embargo.
There’s no further information as to how much the missed payment was for, or how much is still owed to Liverpool.
Things will reportedly return to normal should the Yorkshire club be taken over. The Echo site a report from The Times which suggests this may happen in the near future.
Sheffield United still paying for Brewster mistake
Brewster’s move in 2020 looked like a risky one for United. As it turns out, it’s been a complete and utter disaster.
Now twenty-two, the striker is still young enough to turn things around. But given that he’s scored just five goals in 63 games since his move two years ago, that doesn’t seem likely.
The one silver lining is that Sheffield United are going well on the pitch. Things might be a little dire off it, but they’re doing their best to make that an irrelevance.
Promotion to the Premier League would surely rectify any and all financial problems. With just over half a season played, Paul Heckingbottom’s side sit in the automatic promotion places.
Not that Brewster has had too much to do with that. The England U21 international has played 16 of their 28 games, scoring once in only five starts.
And to think, he was once heavily touted as being a genuine option for Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool. That must feel a million miles away for Brewster right now. Unfortunately, thanks to problems beyond his control, the financial ramifications of his move are still being felt.
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