Manchester United are interested in signing Sunderland young goalkeeper Adam Richardson, according to The Shields Gazette.

Premiership side Manchester United are interested in signing Sunderland 15-year-old goalkeeper Adam Richardson.

Adam Richardson has been linked with a move to Old Trafford before and Manchester United were willing to pay £500,000 for the youngster at the time, but no deal was agreed.

Although, even if Sunderland reject a bid it wouldn’t stop the move going ahead. Because, if the two club’s don’t agree a fee then a fee is agreed through an arbitration process.

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In recent years, there has been many success stories from Sunderland’s academy, most notably England and Everton number 1 Jordan Pickford.

At the weekend, academy product George Honeyman kept Sunderland in the race for automatic promotion as he netted a late winner against relegation-threatened Rochdale.

Sunderland manager Jack Ross paid tribute to the impact of Charlie Wyke in their win against Rochdale as he told the club website: “Charlie is a really popular member of this group both with the staff and players.

“How he’s gone about this business even through the frustrating spells has been terrific and he would’ve been happy with his performance during the week at Accrington.

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“Strikers always have that want to score goals and if you’d have seen our dressing room at the end of the game, you’d have seen how pleased the rest of the players are that he’s scored.

“He’s put a lot of work in this season and it’s been frustrating for him at times.”

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