Released Liverpool defender signs for Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough have signed former Liverpool defender Tom Brewitt on a free transfer.
Brewitt, aged 20, was released by the Reds earlier this month, but has swiftly found a new employer in the form of relegated Boro.
He passed a medical on Tuesday and was confirmed as a Middlesbrough player on Wednesday afternoon.
Brewitt took to social media to share a photo of him putting pen to paper on his contract and heralded the start of the next stage of his career.
He wrote: “Start of a new chapter. Big club, great fans and an exciting manager. Can’t wait to get going.”
— Tom Brewitt (@TomBrewitt5) June 28, 2017
The manager in question is Garry Monk, who left Leeds United to take charge at the Riverside Stadium earlier this summer.
With the Teessiders having lost on-loan Arsenal defender Calum Chambers this summer, Brewitt will have the opportunity to stake his claim for a regular starting spot in the Championship next season, although Boro indicated that he would initially link-up with their under-23 squad.
He has previously spent 10 years on Liverpool’s books and came through the Merseysiders’ youth ranks.