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Joe Willock shows Sunderland what they’ll be getting as England youngsters down Germany

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Joe Willock shows Sunderland what they’ll be getting as England youngsters down Germany

The Arsenal youngster is reportedly a loan target for Sunderland in January.

Last week it was reported that Sunderland are lining up Arsenal youngster Joe Willock. The report from Football Insider suggested the Black Cats are looking to bring the 19-year-old in on loan from the Gunners in January. They face competition from teams in the Championship, Holland and France but are hopeful a deal can be done..

His recent form suggests Sunderland are on to a winner. The teenager scored twice against Forest Green Rovers for the under-23s in a recent Checkatrade Trophy clash. That took his tally to five goals in eight games this season from central midfield. Such form has seen him training with Unai Emery’s Arsenal first-team.

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 21: Joe Willock celebrates scoring Arsenal’s 3rd goal during the match between Arsenal U23 and Liverpool U23 at Meadow Park on September 21, 2018 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Yesterday evening, he again showed why Sunderland are right to be keen.

Willock was one of the stars of the show as England under-20s defeated their German counterparts 2-0 in Colchester yesterday.

Playing in a midfield containing current Sunderland youngster Ethan Embleton, Willock scored against the run of play in the 66th minute.

 

Three minutes later and Lukas Nmecha bagged a second and England defeated Germany 2-0.

Sunderland fans will be excited about the reports of a potential loan deal, especially as he continues this form.

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