Sunderland are interested in a move to sign striker Cedwyn Scott from non-league side Hebburn Town FC, according to Roker Report.
Scott, who has previously played for the likes of Dundee, Berwick Rangers and Forfar Athletic in the Scottish Football League after spending time with Huddersfield’s youth team in his earlier years, has enjoyed an outstanding season so far for Hebburn.
The 21-year-old has scored 15 goals in just 12 appearances for the club, who currently play in the Northern Football League Division One – the ninth tier of English football – and it seems that is attracting attention from much further up the football pyramid.
According to this latest update, both Sunderland and local rivals Newcastle United have watched Scott in recent weeks, with both seemingly considering the possibility of a move for the striker.
Should Scott make the move to the Stadium of Light, it has been suggested that he would initially link up with the club’s development side, which the Black Cats have been looking to add to in recent months.
This could prove to be a very smart move for Sunderland if they do secure the services of Scott.
A move to the Stadium of Light would obviously be a big step up for the 21-year-old, but he would likely be cheap given where he is currently playing, and a move into the development squad would allow Sunderland to get a decent impression of him without taking too much of a risk.
Indeed, Scott’s recent record suggests it could be a risk worth taking, as does the interest there is in the 21-year-old from elsewhere.
That would make this something of a coup for Sunderland, given they could be beating Newcastle to his signature, which does mean this looks to be a move well worth considering for the Black Cats.