Manchester United have reportedly agreed terms to sign Sunderland youngster Joe Huhill according to a report from Football Insider.
Hugill has been hugely impressive for the Sunderland Under-23s and Under-18s side this season, and scored twice on his debut against West Ham in a 4-2 defeat for the Black Cats.
It appears as though his impressive performances didn’t go unnoticed either, with Leeds United being one of the teams that were rivalling Manchester United to the potential signing of the forward.
But the Red Devils have reportedly agreed personal terms with Hugill, who will sign a deal at Old Trafford which will see him pen a professional contract on his 17th birthday.
The 16-year-old is yet to make his senior debut for Sunderland, who will be targeting promotion into the Championship this season under the guidance of Phil Parkinson.
The Black Cats are currently sat seventh in the third tier standings, and are just three points adrift of the automatic promotion places heading into the conclusion of this year’s campaign.
Football Insider claim that the likes of Spurs and Wolves were also interested in the Sunderland youngster, with the Black Cats also trying to tie him down to a long-term deal at the Stadium of Light.
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He’s clearly a player with a bright future ahead of him.
For any youngster to be attracting interest from the likes of Manchester United and Leeds United, it shows how big of a future he could have in English football.
Given his age, it’s understandable that Sunderland haven’t given him a chance in their first-team, but there will surely be a hint of regret if they are to sell him this summer.
It’ll be interesting to see whether he can fulfil his exciting potential at Old Trafford.