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Manchester United agree deal for Joe Hugill

They also offer Angel Gomes a new deal.

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Manchester United have agreed a deal with Sunderland for the transfer of teenage striker Joe Hugill.

16-year-old forward Hugill is described as an old fashioned centre forward, which suggests that he is one of those players who can actually shoot the ball but has a dreadful first touch.

It would be possible to go on YouTube and confirm whether that is the case, and if you are sufficiently moved to want to know, then I suggest you go and find out yourself.

The Daily Mail reports that a fee of around £250,000 has been agreed between the two clubs, as United continue their strategy of recruiting young and British talent.

United signed Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James in the transfer window, and Hugill is perhaps just the first of a few Britons who will arrive in the summer, or whenever the next transfer window ends.

Jude Bellingham, Birmingham’s 16-year-old midfielder, could cost around £30 million, and he has been to visit Carrington, United’s training ground, where he met Alex Ferguson in an effort to persuade him to make the move to Old Trafford.

Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund, continues to be linked to United with a move away from the Bundesliga, and he would likely cost around £120 million. There is speculation that Dortmund believe they will be able to hold out for at least another year, and the financial implications from coronavirus have not yet become clear on either Dortmund or United.

Meanwhile, other reports suggest that United’s 19-year-old England under-20 international Angel Gomes has been offered a new deal worth around £30,000 a week, plus additional bonuses. Gomes has been linked with a move to fellow Premier League side Chelsea, but United wish to keep the youngster given his occasional decent performances for the first team before the season’s suspension.