By Scott Taylor
Lawrence Vigouroux has joined League One side Swindon Town on a permanent transfer from Premier League side Liverpool for an undisclosed fee. Vigouroux, 22, moved to the Reds in the summer of 2014 having made 12 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur in the U21 Premier League. After spending last season out of loan with the Robins, he joins Swindon on a permanent deal for a reported fee of around £400,000.
Vigouroux joined Swindon in August 2015 on a season-long loan, and kept five clean sheets in 36 appearances.
He briefly returned to Liverpool because of disciplinary issues, as he paid a £50 fine in 1p coins, issued due to the fact that he was late for training.
The club did show and interest in Vigouroux in the January transfer window, but chairman Lee Power was reluctant to spend any considerable money because he wanted Vigouroux to be a long-term investment.
However, just six months later, Swindon decide to make the move permanent for the Chilean on the day the transfer window officially opens.
In his two years at Liverpool, Vigouroux made just ten appearances in the U21 Premier League for Michael Beale’s side. His last game for the club came in the Reds’ post-season tour of the USA, where Liverpool drew 2-2 with Sacramento Republic FC.
His departure comes on the same day that his U21 team-mate and goalkeeper Andrew Firth signed his first professional contract with the Reds, hinting that he could replace Vigouroux for the 2016/17 season.