Sheffield United new boy Ben Woodburn wants to be "the new David Brooks" after signing on loan from Liverpool

Ben Woodburn believes Sheffield United can have "a good season" in the Championship after completing his loan move from Liverpool.

Wednesday, 1st August 2018, 1:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st August 2018, 1:08 pm
Ben Woodburn at Bramall Lane

And the 18-year-old, signed as a replacement for David Brooks after the youngster was sold for Bournemouth, added: "Maybe I'm the new David Brooks?"

Brooks' Wales teammate became United's fourth summer signing this morning when he officially arrived at Bramall Lane.

Woodburn, the third-youngest player in Liverpool's history and the club's youngest goalscorer, is expected to make his debut for Chris Wilder's side when Swansea City visit South Yorkshire this weekend.

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And he sald: "It's a little bit daunting, this being my first loan move, but I'm excited and looking forward to seeing what it brings. I spoke to the manager, had a few chats with him, and his aims for the season are similar to mine. I think we'll have a good season.

"Bramall Lane looks a great place, and I can't wait to get playing on it. It looks my sort of pitch too... it's in great condition and should suit my style of football."

"I'm looking forward to coming out on-loan to play games and it's an exciting time," he added.

"This is a great club, I've spoken to Lee Evans and he loves the place, so it seems the right move for me. David Brooks is a good friend of mine and he loved it here too, he's moved on now, maybe I'm the new David Brooks?!

"I can't wait for the weekend, I'm looking forward to scoring and creating goals and winning games."

Wilder, whose side beat-off competition from a host of other sides to land Woodburn, added: "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."