Manchester United have agreed to sign Sunderland’s teenage striker Joe Hugill pending a medical, according the Daily Mail.
According to the Mail, the Red Devils have agreed a fee worth £250,000 with the Black Cats for Hugill, who styles himself as a classic target man in the form of centre-forwards of old, and his gameplay could give United a different option in attack.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bring in young talent to shape the first team going forward, and the 16-year-old striker definitely fits the bill.
He has emerged as one of the Rokerites’ brightest young stars in recent years, scoring 1 goal in just 4 games in the U-18 Premier League this season.
Despite competition from rivals Tottenham Hotspur, United took advantage of the pandemic and made a move for the teenager.
However, he will have to wait some time before he can pass his medical requirements, as both Old Trafford and Carrington training ground are closed as a result of the nationwide lockdown restrictions.
Naturally, a number of the United faithful reacted to Hugill’s transfer news online, with one fan tweeting he is “overhyped,” and another adding the youngster “reminds me of Crouch.”
Take a look at some of the mixed reactions down below…
The height reminds me of crouch
— Mwangi Brian (@Blessed_Doc001) May 6, 2020
He looks good tbf but we buy so many 16/17 year olds and none of them play first team football
— Anthony™️ (@ManLikeAnthony1) May 6, 2020
He’s 16 and doing damage. What do you expect? Will he work out? Who knows but what else do people have to report these days haha
— josh (@josh48377884) May 6, 2020
@Khaps_Mazi the only signing we’ll make🥱
— uKwazi (@kwazi_worldwide) May 6, 2020
@danielogoun7 apparently a lot of Sunderland fans rate this guy, always nice to add to our growing youth
— Sam (@sammufc09) May 6, 2020
Can’t wait to see this on Sunderland till I die if they make more of it
— Freddy (@Freddy76027385) May 6, 2020
Another overhyped English boy
— DRIP (@favourativie2) May 6, 2020
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