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.
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.