Jack Clarke sends four-word message after 20-year-old completes Leeds exit
Niall Huggins completed a permanent move away from Leeds United on Saturday to join Sunderland, which prompted reactions on Instagram from the likes of Jack Clarke.
Huggins, 20, has been in the Whites academy since 2009 and signed a professional deal two years ago.
However, the defender has now joined League One club Sunderland on a permanent transfer as he searches first-team football.
The full-back has spent his entire career at Elland Road, but is now joining a Sunderland team that will set their sights on promotion.
He did make one senior appearance for Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds back in February with a Premier League cameo appearance late on against Arsenal.
Ex-Leeds attacker Clarke, who now plays for Tottenham, sent a four-word message to Huggins on Instagram. Also, Kalvin Phillips was on hand to wish him luck.
Niall Huggins can be Sunderland success
For Huggins, he’s leaving a gigantic club in Leeds.
However, a move to Wearside means he’s linking up with another massive club, Sunderland.
The Wales Under-21 international is a huge talent that some Leeds supporters were hoping made it into their senior group.
He was part of the Whites Under-23s team that were promoted to the Premier League 2 top division last season and he now looks ready to make the jump to senior football.
His great versatility means Sunderland will need to work out his best position, but he’s usually effective at right-back.