Wednesday 17 October 2018

Welsh striker Ben Woodburn joins Sheffield United on loan from Liverpool

Ben Woodburn has won seven caps for Wales (David Davies/PA)
Ben Woodburn has won seven caps for Wales (David Davies/PA)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Sheffield United have announced the signing of Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn on a season-long loan deal.

Woodburn, who became the Reds' youngest goalscorer when he netted in an EFL Cup win against Leeds aged 17 in November 2016, has made 11 appearances for the club and also played seven times and scored one goal for Wales.

Blades boss Chris Wilder said of the 18-year-old on the Championship club's official website: "Ben is a great signing for us, he is an exciting player with undoubted quality.

"He's been involved with Liverpool throughout their pre-season and I'm delighted they've trusted us with one of their outstanding young prospects, who is a full international as a teenager.

"It's his first loan move and I'm sure it will be a great one for all parties. He makes goals and score goals with both feet, he can play in a couple of attacking positions and gives us flexibility at the top of the pitch."

In their statement on the deal, Sheffield United said they had "fought off fierce competition from a number of Championship clubs" to secure the services of the Liverpool academy product.

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