Manchester United have agreed to sign teenage striker Joe Hugill from Sunderland for £250,000.
The 16 year old, who stands at 6 ft. 2 in, and blessed with a strong left foot. has already been promoted to Sunderland’s under-23 side and showed his promise for them with two goals in a victory over West Ham in February.
Spurs were also linked with a move for Hugill, but the coronavirus outbreak put a halt to their pursuit of the teenager, and United have taken advantage of the delay to make their move.
The transfer has not yet been completed because Hugill will need to wait until lockdown restrictions have been eased to complete his medical.
Born in Durham, Hugill came through the same “Stadium of Light” academy programme which has produced the likes of Jordan Henderson and Conor Hourihan.
The signing is in line with United’s current transfer strategy of targeting young British players.
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