, Sunderland make moves after quadruple player contract decision

Sunderland make moves after quadruple player contract decision

Sunderland have moved to offer professional contracts to youth players Dan Cameron, Tom Lavery, Luke Bell and Jenson Jones, according to the Sunderland Echo.

Sunderland boast one of the country’s most productive youth academies. There’s a steady flow of youngsters who have gone on to make senior breakthroughs on Wearside but plenty of others have moved on to take their talents elsewhere.

However, it seems the club are set to tie down four of their current hopefuls to new contracts.

The Sunderland Echo reports that the Black Cats have offered professional deals to academy quartet Dan Cameron, Tom Lavery, Luke Bell and Jenson Jones. All four players are expected to sign the contracts barring any late hitches, though it is said that transfer interest scuppering plans is thought to be unlikely.

All four players have tasted action with the U21s after playing regularly for the U18s. Goalkeeper Cameron also spent time in the first-team setup last summer.

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, Sunderland make moves after quadruple player contract decision

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Building for the future

Sunderland have a firm focus on developing players for the future. Be it talents they recruit from elsewhere or talents to come through the academy, youngsters are central to their plans for both the present and the long-term.

It’s around this time of year when clubs up and down the country are making decisions over the futures of their youth players. It seems decisions have been, or are being, made at the Academy of Light too.

New deals for Cameron, Lavery, Bell and Jones come as a big show of faith in their talents. It will be hoped they can kick on and develop over the course of their respective contracts, with a senior breakthrough perhaps in the sights.

While those in the academy make decisions over player contracts, the first-team will be fully focused on ending the season on a high. The slide away from the play-offs and down the Championship table has made for an underwhelming campaign but some good results in the latter stages will raise spirits heading into the summer.

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