Liverpool reserve goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux has today officially completed his £400k move to Swindon Town, signing a three year deal with the League One club after spending last season with them on loan. His move follows a two-year spell at Liverpool after Academy Director and former Tottenham youth coach Alex Inglethorpe brought him to Anfield on a free.
Vigouroux had a number of strong showings with the reserves during the 2014-15 season, but with Danny Ward always looking the more likely to develop into a Premier League-calibre goalkeeper, it always seemed likely his future would like at another club. That it would be Swindon Town now feels somewhat inevitable following his successful loan spell, but it certainly didn’t start out that way.
Vigouroux had his loan terminated last September after he showed up late for practice and chose to pay his £50 fine in pennies. He subsequently apologised, and his Swindon teammates unanimously voted to allow him to return to the club. It was a good move for everyone involved, as he started 36 games for Swindon Town last year and helped them to preserve their place in League One.
He now joins them permanently, and he and his new club will be hoping to build off last season’s solid showing and to maybe even challenge for a playoff place and with it a chance at promotion to the Championship. He may not have spent much time at Liverpool, but we wish him all the best in achieving that and in finding success at his new club.