Sunderland now interested in signing Premier League giants star

Sunderland To Revisit Manchester United Loan In January.
Sunderland are targeting a loan move for Manchester United youngster Joe Hugill in Janaury, according to journalist Alan Nixon.

The striker joined the Red Devils in 2020 from Sunderland, where he had been featuring for the Black Cat’s under-23 team at the age of 16. Now aged 19, Hugill was linked with a temporary move away from Old Trafford in the summer as he looked to build on his brief loan spell at National League outfit Altrincham, where he scored one goal in seven appearances during the second half of the season.

Hugill attracted a lot of attention in the summer and it was claimed that a number of League One clubs were interested in acquiring his services this season. Carlisle United reportedly came closest to reaching an agreement, although United boss Erik ten Hag was convinced by technical director Darren Fletcher to keep him in Manchester.


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The teenager has featured regularly for the under-21s this season and scored in the 1-1 draw with Stockport County in the EFL Cup. He also hit two goals in the stunning 5-5 draw against Sunderland under-21s, a game in which United led 5-0 before the Wearside youngsters produced an epic comeback.

According to Nixon, Sunderland are set to revitalise their interest in their former academy star in January and could be hoping to take advantage of their good relationship with the Premier League giants after Amad Diallo’s successful stint at the Stadium of Light last season.

This could all be dependant on whether United would be willing to allow Amad to re-join the club at the beginning of next year for a second spell, with the Ivory Coast international said to have informed chiefs at the Theatre of Dreams that he would only be willing to move to Sunderland should he be sent out on loan once again.

The 21-year-old scored 13 league goals in 37 appearances last season and became a real hit with the fans. Tony Mowbray would surely welcome him back with open arms, which could signal the end of any interest in Joe Hugill.


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