Sunderland take closer look at trailist in Liverpool game

Sunderland are taking a closer look at South Shields and ex-PSV Eindhoven central defender Wouter Verstraaten in an U23 fixture today.

Monday, 24th February 2020, 4:12 pm

Verstraaten started for Elliott Dickman's side in the Premier League Cup game away at Liverpool on Monday afternoon.

The 23-year-old remains a Shields player but has been allowed to spend time training at the Academy of Light as part of a trial.

The defender came through the ranks of Eredivisie giants PSV Eindhoven and can play anywhere in defence and midfield.

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South Shields' management team.