Sunderland youngster Daniel Neil is expected to sign a new three-year deal a the club and reject interest from Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers in the process.
Interest in young Academy of Light talent Neil has quickly developed over the last few months with Wolves’ interest becoming public in August, following on from a report linking Leeds United with a move.
Neil made his Sunderland debut from the bench late in the Black Cats’ EFL Trophy win at Morecambe in November 2018, whilst also representing both the under-18 and under-23 sides for the Wearsiders.
A Sunderland source has now revealed to Football Insider that Neil is poised to put pen to paper on a new contract running until 2023.
The claim will be a welcoming one for Sunderland fans and the club, who have seen a number of high profile youngsters leave the club of late, including Bali Mumba, who joined Norwich City earlier this summer.
Neil, who is teetering on the edge of Phil Parkinson’s first team, will no doubt be keen to take any first team chances he gets this season.
Sunderland, who struggled last term, finishing eighth in League One, can make it seven points out of nine this weekend if they beat Peterborough United.
This is great news for Sunderland if it is true. Neil is an obvious talent, given he has attracted the interest of Premier League duo Wolves and Leeds United.
The contract also sends a clear message that the Black Cats are reluctant to stop any other talents leaving.
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