By Alex Stevens
Liverpool striker Brooks Lennon has finalised a transfer on loan to US club Real Salt Lake, it was confirmed on Monday night.
The Merseysiders have sanction the temporary return of the versatile forward, 19, to his former club, where he will spend the 2017 MLS season.
Real Salt Lake announced the transatlantic signing of Lennon on their official website and Twitter account on Monday night after he jetted into his homeland to finalise terms.
— Real Salt Lake (@RealSaltLake) February 6, 2017
Lennon signed for Liverpool from Real Salt Lake in July 2015 after the club finally found a solution to long-standing work permit issues.
He went on to impress for the Merseyside club’s Under-18s before progressing to the Under-23s squad.
Lennon has yet to force his way into Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad but Liverpool hope the chance to play regular first-team football in the MLS will boost his development further.
Lennon has been a regular at Premier League 2 level for Liverpool, scoring three goals in 19 appearances, including two in 12 matches this season.
He said he is delighted to be back in the US as he aims to show how he has developed during his time in the Liverpool set-up.
“I’m really happy to be back for this year,” Lennon said to the official club website after training with Real Salt Lake in a pre-season training camp in Casa Grande, Arizona, last week. “I think it’s going to be a good year with a good group of guys. I’m excited and I think this group can go far.”
The USA former Under-18 international is principally a centre-forward but can also play out wide on either the left or right to support the spearhead.
In other Liverpool transfer news, one of the club’s attacking midfielders is on the wanted list of one of England’s biggest clubs.