Sunderland are in talks to sign Manchester United’s James Wilson on loan according to a report from the Roker Report.

The 22-year-old striker, who has been capped once by the England U21s, came through the Manchester United academy and has been hailed as one of the star stikers of the future. This has led him to get several high-profile loan deals in the Sky Bet Championship, playing for the likes of Brighton and Hove Albion, Derby County and Sheffield United.

While Wilson is still seen as a star of the future, his stock has been reduced in recent times due to some underwhelming displays while out on loan. It seems like a long time ago when he exploded onto the scene with a brace against Hull City in the Premier League. And so with just a year left on his Manchester United contract, Wilson needs to do something to prove to the coaching staff at Old Trafford that he deserves to stay at the club.

And a loan move to Sunderland may be ideal for him. The Black Cats are currently lacking a top striker, with recent signing Charlie Wyke having to wait for his debut due to an injury. And Wilson is someone they are in talks to sign right now. Even though this would be a step down from playing in the Championship like his previous loans, it might be this which helps him refind the form which made some think he could soon be an England international.

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