It’s been a tough old time for Sunderland fans who had to witness their team suffer consecutive relegations from the Premier League before they’ve managed to mount a legitimate comeback in the English fourth tier.
With the club’s extensive financial problems well-documented thanks to Netflix’s series ‘Sunderland ‘Til I die’, fans probably aren’t expecting much more activity in the transfer window after the club went on an uncharacteristic spending spree, securing the services of Will Grigg, Grant Leadbitter, Lewis Morgan and Jimmy Dunne.
This leaves them fairly reliant on a youth system that has churned out the likes of Josh Maja, George Honeyman, Jordan Henderson, Jordan Pickford, Joel Asoro, and recent returnee Grant Leadbitter.
With that in mind, here are two wonderkids Sunderland fans can get excited about in the near future…
Embleton is one of the brightest talents in Sunderland’s youth system and, having already dominated in the under-23s side, is now getting his chance to display his talents at senior level for Grimsby Town.
The young midfielder, who has already claimed December League Two PFA Fans Player of the Month award, is clearly well thought of in that part of town, especially following his decision to extend his stay until the end of the season.
In an interview with the Sunderland Echo, Grimsby Telegraph reporter James Findlater couldn’t help but compliment the player for his efforts: “He’s been the main attacking and creative force for the Mariners since arriving at Blundell Park, and has been a huge reason for the club’s improvement following last season’s brush with relegation.”
He’s impressed with his direct approach on the ball and willingness to take on defenders using his supreme technical ability.
Certainly one for the future.
Winger Kimpioka was the subject of interest from former boss Chris Coleman who had the young man training with alongside the first-team.
He’s quick, agile, and direct, and very capable at driving past defenders when necessary.
The Swedish youth international is often considered one of the most talented players in Sunderland’s academy and, like Embleton, if he doesn’t find himself in the senior squad soon, will likely be sent out on loan to secure precious minutes before making his entry onto the big stage.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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