Sheffield United board reportedly 'happy' with Rhian Brewster buy, despite rumours

The Sheffield United board are said to be ‘happy’ with the decision to sign Rhian Brewster last summer, despite rumours suggesting otherwise.

Brewster joined in the summer for a fee of around £20m, with numerous outlets reporting a club-record £23m fee had been shelled out. However, Chris Wilder moved to quash that talk, insisting it was £20m.

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But the former Liverpool man has yet to scored in red and white and, like most of the team, has struggled throughout the season in the main.

However, despite suggestions that the board and Wilder disagreed over the signing of Brewster, Yorkshire Live has this week claimed that Prince Abdullah and his team are ‘happy with their investment’.

The report suggests that Prince Abdullah found the money to buy Brewster, despite it being outside of budget. It was agreed after Wilder put a presentation to the board, where all members approved the deal.

Brewster will be hoping to get some chances between now and the end of the season under Paul Heckingbottom. However, he did sit out the hammering at Leicester last weekend, with Iliman Ndiaye getting on ahead of him.

Sheffield United board happy with Rhian Brewster

This week has seen a drip of articles and news emerge from the club seemingly designed to soften the blow of losing Wilder.

First we’ve heard how there’ll be no wrecking ball to the structure behind the scenes, while we’ve also been told big players won’t be sold on the cheap.

And now we hear Brewster is a signing the board are happy with. All these might well be the case, but there is an element of scepticism around this board at the moment, and rightly so.

Brewster should turn out a good signing. However, it’s hard to believe Prince Abdullah is happy seeing his big-money signing sat on the bench all the time. Whether that changes between now and the end of the season, remains to be seen.

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