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Liverpool: Duncan Castles discusses the Rhian Brewster deal

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Duncan Castles has been speaking on the latest edition of The Transfer Window podcast about transfer news for a number of Premier League clubs.

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One of the clubs that Castles talked about was Liverpool, and he focused on the transfer of Rhian Brewster from the Reds to Sheffield United.

The Blades have spent a reported £23.5m on a player who has never made a Premier League appearance and played just four games for Liverpool.

It seems if Liverpool have included a buy-back clause that will only give the Blades around £12m profit, and in Castles’ view, the deal is weighted in Liverpool’s favour.

He said: “I think they’ve arranged a deal which is very much in Liverpool’s favour.

“[The] information I have is that there is a buy-back clause in that deal and the buy-back clause is not hugely higher than the fee Sheffield have paid for the player.

“So, in the region of £35m – I don’t have an exact confirmation on it, but it’s not a huge amount higher.”

Do you agree with Castles?

Yes, this deal is in our favour

Yes, this deal is in our favour

No, Sheffield have done well out of this

No, Sheffield United have done well out of this

TIF Thoughts…

The Blades have struggled to score goals in the Premier League this season, only scoring one so far, with Chris Wilder’s side yet to get off the mark before they signed Brewster in terms of top-flight goals.

They have smashed their transfer record in buying the striker, and it seems if they are hoping that a player who has never played in the Premier League and only made 22 second-tier appearances will help them score more goals this season.

However, Castles theorists that if he does brilliantly, then Liverpool can take him from Sheffield United for not that much more than they received for Brewster from the Blades, and then they could maybe sell him on or use him in their squad.

You can see why Castles feels that this deal is better for Liverpool than their Premier League rivals, and we are finding it hard to disagree with him.

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