Preston have signed Ben Woodburn with the attacking midfielder now saying a heartfelt goodbye to Liverpool having completed his move.
North End took Woodburn on trial last week as he joined in for the first day of Preston’s pre-season training preparations.
The 22-year-old was given a chance by Ryan Lowe and the expectation was that he would be training with Preston for two weeks.
Woodburn scored against Bamber Bridge on Saturday afternoon and has already done enough to win a contract with North End.
Preston have signed Ben Woodburn
Preston confirmed on Monday evening that Woodburn has signed a one-year contract with Preston, whilst there is an option for a second year.
Woodburn needs to get his career back on track having struggled to hit top form in recent years.
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After becoming Liverpool’s youngest-ever goalscorer in 2016, Woodburn’s career was mostly been a struggle.
Loan moves to Sheffield United, Oxford United, Blackpool and Hearts haven’t worked out for Woodburn and Liverpool chose to release him this summer.
The hope is that Woodburn can settle down and make an impact for Preston as competition for Daniel Johnson.
Woodburn securing a permanent move to Preston means that his time at Liverpool is now officially over.
The Welsh international spent 16 years in the Liverpool ranks having first joined back in 2006.
Woodburn has now taken to Instagram to share an emotional goodbye to Liverpool, admitting that Liverpool is an ‘amazing’ club whilst thanking everybody for their support.
Some of Liverpool’s big names responded, with Trent Alexander-Arnold congratulating him on a great journey at Anfield.
Captain Jordan Henderson wished Woodburn ‘all the best’ having secured his move to Preston, with the attacking midfielder clearly a popular player on Merseyside even if his career didn’t quite pan out as expected.