Sheffield United are set to break their transfer record after agreeing a £23.5m deal for the Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster. The 20-year-old is understood to have travelled to South Yorkshire for his medical.
As part of the deal Liverpool have negotiated a 15% sell-on clause and a buy-back option that will be active for the next three seasons.
Brewster scored 11 goals in 22 appearances on loan at Swansea after joining the Championship club in January. He played only four times in cup competitions for Jürgen Klopp’s side, his last appearance coming in the Community Shield against Arsenal at the end of August, with his missed penalty in the shootout giving Arsenal victory.
Although highly rated at Anfield his pathway to the first team has been hindered by the front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané playing virtually every week and Divock Origi and the new signing Diogo Jota being ahead of him in the pecking order.
Sheffield United have not scored in their three Premier League matches this season.