Liverpool have sold forward Rihen Brewster to Sheffield United.
The South Yorkshire side have not only agreed to pay £23.5 million for the England under-21 international, but the deal also includes a three-year buy back option and Liverpool will be entitled to a 15% sell-on fee in future.
Brewster was highly rated at Anfield, but with intense competition for places ahead of him, especially with the recent signing of Diego Jota, they have now decided to cash-on on the man who made four senior appearances for them. His last was in this season’s Community Shield where it was his miss in the penalty shoot-out which allowed the Gunners to lift the trophy.
The amount paid smashes United’s previous transfer record – the £22 million they paid last season for Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge.
United have yet to score in the Premier League this season.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.