Mason Cotcher, a promising Sunderland striker, is a target for Brighton and Hove Albion. The 17-year-old Sunderland academy ace and England young international dazzled for the Black Cats last season, scoring 10 goals in 19 outings in the under-18 Premier League.
Sunderland manager Tony Mowbray is a big fan of Cotcher’s abilities, and he was in his team for the FA Cup third round win over Shrewsbury Town earlier this year.
Cotcher is being watched by a number of clubs and has recently played for Arsenal’s under-18s as the Gunners monitor his growth. According to sunderlandecho.com, Brighton are also interested, and Rangers are keeping a close eye on the situation
Meanwhile, according to www.express.co.uk, Arsenal intends to revive their interest in Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz. Arsenal wanted to sign the 25-year-old Brazilian international in 2022, but Villa turned down proposals of over £25 million.
The in-form midfielder then agreed to terms with Villa Park on a new deal until June 2026, and the 25-year-old has impressed since the arrival of head coach Unai Emery.
Luiz scored twice in Aston Villa’s 2-0 win against West Ham yesterday, and he is said to be attracting interest from clubs throughout the Premier League. The sum, however, would have to be much higher than the £25 million proposed by Arsenal last year, as the Brazilian is now worth more than £50 million.