Mumba, Greenwood, Hugill and more – what happened to Sunderland’s lost golden generation?

Bali Mumba of Norwich City celebrates with the Sky Bet Championship trophy following the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Norwich City at Oakwell Stadium.Several gifted kids have been poached by golf equipment greater up the soccer pyramid while the North East membership languishes within the fourth tier.Here, we check out the Black Cats’ lost ‘golden technology’ – and what the starlets which have departed Wearside are up to now:Bali Mumba – Norwich CityJoin to our Sunderland AFC e-newsletterThe i e-newsletter lower by means of the noiseSam Greenwood of Leeds United U21’s on the ball through the EFL Trophy match between Blackpool and Leeds United U21 at Bloomfield Road.The former Sunderland youth teamer appeared sporadically for Norwich City final season however nonetheless managed to play his half because the Canaries have been promoted to the Premier League.Indeed, the 19-yr-previous has simply been rewarded for his progress with a brand new lengthy-time period deal on the membership.As it stands, he’s anticipated to stay with the senior squad this coming season, including cowl and competitors for established full backs Max Aarons and Dimitris Giannoulis.Sam Greenwood – Leeds UnitedThe 19-yr-previous attacker departed Sunderland again in 2018, transferring to Premier League giants Arsenal for a reported £500,000 payment.However, the transfer to London didn’t go well with Greenwood, who opted to transfer again up north to Leeds United in a deal stated to be value £1.5millionSince making the change to Elland Road, the Whites have cemented themselves as a high-flight membership, with Greenwood excelling within the below-23 group and making his first-group debut within the FA Cup.A mortgage transfer might be on the playing cards because the teen pushes for normal recreation time to assist his improvement.Joe Hugill – Manchester UnitedIn the summertime of 2020, Manchester United fought off competitors from Arsenal, Tottenham, Leeds United and Wolves to signal Joe Hugill from Sunderland.The switch was stated to have price round £300,000.Since then, the 17-yr-previous striker has made a giant impression and usually performs forward of his age group, recurrently showing for Manchester United’s below-23s and England’s youth groups.Indeed, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped reward upon the teen and it may not be too lengthy till Hugill is seen in and across the first group.Francis Okoronkwo – Everton (?)Hot prospect Francis Okoronkwo appears set to be the following Sunderland teen to go away the membership amid experiences Everton are to signal him in a deal value up to £1million.Reports recommend that the deal is topic to Premier League ratification.The teen, who was invited to an AC Milan coaching camp 5 years in the past, has lengthy been earmarked as a possible star by academy chiefs at Sunderland who’re eager to develop younger gamers and present them a pathway by means of to the primary group.Luca Stephenson – Liverpool After leaving swapping Wearside for Merseyside, Luca Stephenson has since signed his first skilled contract with Liverpool.The versatile attacking midfielder joined the Reds again in 2018 for a payment within the area of £500,000.The 17-yr-previous has made his debut for Liverpool’s below-18s through the 2019-20 season and has cemented himself as an everyday within the youth ranks. Logan Pye – Manchester United The younger striker departed Sunderland alongside Pye to be part of what he described as ‘the largest membership on the planet’ in Manchester United.The 17year-previous left-again is an England youth worldwide however noticed his season lower quick by harm.Pye performed 10 league video games for United’s below-18 facet, the ultimate one in all these coming on the finish of January.

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