Manchester United have reached an agreement with Sunderland for the £250,000 signing of 16-year-old striker, Joe Hugill, reports the Daily Mail.
Only a medical is left to complete the transfer. This is coming as the future of Odion Ighalo, who was brought in on loan from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua in January, hangs in the balance.
Ighalo has been very impressive since his arrival at Old Trafford.
This is coming after Ighalo led Nigeria to a third place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where he finished in the competition’s Team of the Tournament and was crowned top scorer.
There have been talks of the club signing him on a permanent basis before the coming of the coronavirus disease forced the suspension of the Premier League.
The new boy, Hugill has impressed with his performances in Sunderland’s youth system, and has risen all the way through to the club’s U23 side.
Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal had all been alerted to the youngster’s talent but United have beaten them to his signature and he looks set to continue his development in Manchester.