Rhian Brewster is finally out of the transfer mill after Sheffield united confirmed the capture of the young English striker in a record transfer deal.
“Rhian Brewster is a Blade,” a statement on their official website read.
The blades broke their transfer record fee again to acquire the services of the young English striker, acquiring his services in a record £23.5m deal.
Sheffield United managed to beat off competition from several top-flight teams and Swansea to have Rhian Brewster sign for them. The youngster has signed a five year deal with the Blades and will be expected to stay with them until at least 2025.
Chris Wilder reckoned that the club had pulled off a coup in the signing of one of the hottest properties in English football. “At the top of the pitch, we have one of the country’s hottest properties from Liverpool and for him to sign permanently here is fantastic for everyone concerned. There has been a lot of interest in him over the summer, a lot of speculation about who we were going for, but he has been our number one target and I am delighted to have secured his services,” he said.
Brewster’s new boss was also full of praise of his new signings skill set and will be hoping that he can display in the premier league this season. “He’s a natural goalscorer. He finishes from any aspect, whether it is in the air or whether it’s spectacular goals, free-kicks or off his shin – he has a lovely habit of scoring goals, which is crucial in the Premier League.” Chris Wilder was quoted saying.
Brewster, who enjoyed a successful spell at Swansea last season scoring 11 goals in 22 appearances, has vowed to show was he has got this time in the premier league. “It was good for me (last season at Swansea). I felt I needed game time, and I scored 11 goals in 22 which was great for me. I am not going to dwell on that though, this is a new season, and I want to come in here and show what I can do, and score goals for Sheffield United.”
The Sheffield faithful will be hoping he can fulfill his promise and score the goals. His first task will be at the Emirates as the Blades face-off with Arsenal on Sunday.