According to the BBC, League One’s Swindon Town were impressed enough by Liverpool reserve goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux during his loan with the club last season that they have agreed a £400k fee to sign him on a permanent deal this summer. The 22-year-old made 36 total appearances for The Robbins in 2015-16.
Vigouroux was one of two former Tottenham Hotspur youth prospects, along with midfielder Kevin Stewart, brought to Liverpool by Alex Inglethorpe shortly after he took over duties as Academy Director after a spell as youth coach with Spurs. Tottenham had chosen to let the two players’ contracts expire and made the switch on free transfers.
In his first season on the books at Liverpool, Vigouroux was limited to playing with the reserves and youth teams. Then, last summer, he moved to Swindon Town on a season-long loan. He got off to a bad start when he arrived late for training two months into his loan spell and was suspended for paying his £50 fine in 1p pieces.
Swindon terminated his loan and sent the goalkeeper back to Liverpool as punishment, but the player was subsequently able to smooth things over with the coaches at the League One club and after apologizing to his teammates, they voted unanimously to look past an incident Swindon’s manager admitted was "brilliant banter" and bring him back.
With Vigouroux in goal, Swindon finished in 16th in League One, a comfortable 13 points clear of relegation. Vigouroux recorded five clean sheets and conceded 56 goals in his 36 appearances.