Spanish striker scores for Sunderland

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SPANISH striker David Mayoral was one of six trialists on show for Sunderland Under-18s yesterday as they opened their pre-season campaign with a 2-1 win over Gateshead.

Half-time substitute Mayoral grabbed the winning goal, as the 16-year-old looks to earn a contract at the Academy of Light.

Mayoral, on the fringes of the Spain U17 squad, has attracted contract offers from the likes of Atletico Madrid, Rayo Vallecano and Celta Vigo in his homeland, while Celtic and Nottingham Forest have also been interested.

Rees Greenwood was also on the scoresheet for the Black Cats, at the Academy of Light.