Sources: Man United agree personal terms with centre-forward starlet
Man United have agreed personal terms with Sunderland striker Joe Hugill, Football Insider has learned.
The Premier League giants are set to beat rival top-tier clubs to the capture of the rising star, 16, after persuading him to make a summer move to Old Trafford
A United source has told Football Insider that Hugill has agreed a initial scholarship deal that will converted into a professional contract when he turns 17 in October.
The transfer is not yet complete as the 20-times league champions must agree a compensation fee with Sunderland.
The north-east outfit are entitled to training and development costs for a player they have brought through their ranks.
That fee is likely to be around the £300,000 mark given Hugill’s contract situation.
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The youngster emerged on to United’s radar this season after earning rave reviews with his performances for Sunderland’s youth teams.
He began the season in their Under-18s and was then promoted to the Under-23s in February.
He marked his Premier League 2 debut by scoring twice against West Ham in a 4-2 defeat in February.
It will be a major blow to Sunderland to lose Hugill after another of their teenage sensations, England Under-18 star Sam Greenwood, joined Arsenal last year.
The Black Cats have an impressive reputation for developing young talent, with Josh Maja scoring prolifically in League One after breaking into the first team in the first half of 2018-19.
He subsequently joined Bordeaux for around £1.5million in January of last season after rejecting multiple Sunderland contract offers.
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