23rd August 2021

League One transfer rumours: Sunderland set sights on Arsenal youngster, Wigan Athletic keen on loan move for Crystal Palace defender

Sunderland signed Leeds United full-back Niall Huggins over the weekend.

Monday, 23rd August 2021, 10:27 am

The 20-year-old joins on a 4-year-deal after leaving the Whites in pursuit of first team experience, despite only making his first team debut earlier this year.

Huggins was very highly rated at his former club and is particularly versatile - playing on both flanks as well as in midfield.

Following his arrival, Johnson said: “Niall is an interesting player and tactically he’s very versatile – he is also very good physically in terms of his speed and acceleration and he’s a good dribbler, whether that’s playing left back or right back.

“He’s a bright kid and he’s had a very good education at Leeds, but now it’s the right time for him to step into that first-team environment.

“Niall is another one that we have added to our stable of quality young players, so we are very happy to have him and we’re looking forward to working with him.”

We have gathered the best of today’s League One rumours below...

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