Billy Sharp gives his thoughts on Sheffield United record signing Rhian Brewster
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Billy Sharp gives his thoughts on Sheffield United record signing Rhian Brewster

Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp says the club’s record signing, Rhian Brewster, has the “instinct” to succeed at Bramall Lane.

Brewster joined the Blades from Liverpool for an initial £20m, with a further £3m in add-ons.

The striker came off the bench during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Fulham to make his debut – both for the club and in the Premier League.

Sharp netted the equalising penalty in that game to earn United their first point of the season. The 34-year-old has now scored 99 league goals for the Blades.

Sharp therefore knows a bit about finding the back of the net – and thinks Brewster has what it takes to be a success in that regard.


“He’s got the ability; you can see that. He’s a great finisher,” the United skipper told BBC Radio Sheffield.

“Obviously, he’s got talent, we’ve just paid a lot of money for him. We need to give him time.

“He will score goals; I can see that instinct in him. We need to get him up to speed with how we play.

“He’s a young lad, but he’s eager to learn. He’s done well in the last few weeks so I’m sure he’ll get his chance and I’m sure he’ll take it as well.”

Pressure on club record signing Rhian Brewster

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When Brewster arrived from Anfield, Chris Wilder’s side were yet to score in the top flight in 2020/21 in three attempts.

They have only netted twice since then, making them the lowest scorers in the division.

This isn’t a new problem, as although their first Premier League campaign in 12 years was a success last term with a ninth place finish, only three teams scored fewer than them.

Brewster has been brought in to help address that problem – which is a lot to ask of a 20-year-old with limited experience.

However, both Wilder and Sharp clearly believe in the youngster and they are two men with plenty of experience.

It now remains to be seen if Brewster can live up to the price-tag.

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