Preston North End have completed the signing of Ben Woodburn from Liverpool. The club confirmed: “Preston North End are delighted to confirm the signing of Ben Woodburn on a one-year deal, with the club having the option of an extra year.”
Ben said: “I’m very excited for the deal to be done. Obviously I’ve been on trial for a week now and things have gone pretty well. So I’m buzzing to get started as a Preston player.
“Obviously when I got called and told I could come and train, I was buzzing. I wanted to show the gaffer what I could do, luckily I’ve earned a contract out of it.
“He’s tried to get me at his older clubs a few times and unfortunately things haven’t worked out there, but now we can work together and I’m a fan of how he plays football, so I’m really excited to get going.”
Manager Ryan Lowe said: “Ben’s someone I’ve taken a real interest. In over the past few years since he burst on to the scene at Liverpool at a young age.
“He can play in numerous positions. He can play as a ten, just off the striker. Or in any of the eight positions, whether it be left or right.
“He’s probably even capable of playing right wing back, so he’s someone who can play a few positions which is always nice, but ultimately he’s an attack-minded player who we feel can create and score goals.”