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Manchester United have lost out on Sam Greenwood, with the Sunderland wonderkid opting to leave the Black Cats and join Arsenal.
Sam Greenwood has decided to join Arsenal, according to The Sun. The Sunderland wonderkid had been linked with a move away from the club, with Arsenal and Manchester United interested. But, the Red Devils have lost out to the Gunners in pursuit of the English striker.
Sam Greenwood has confirmed the move on his Instagram. The youngster poses while putting pen to paper in front of the Arsenal crest. The striker was also appreciative of the time spent at Sunderland and wished the Black Cats luck.
“Today is the start of a new chapter in my life signing for Arsenal. I can’t wait to get started, I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead. Leaving Sunderland after 10 years the club I love and support was a very hard decision, I have met some special people along the way.”
“Big thanks to Sunderland and all coaches past and present for everything they have done for me. I will never forget my roots.”
The 16-year-old had a good season in the Under-18 Premier League for Sunderland in 2017-18. Greenwood managed 8 goals and as many assists in 15 appearances, leaving quite an impression on the coaches at the club and the scouts in attendance as well, which has ultimately turned into a move to Arsenal.
The new Arsenal star has also taken his bow for England at the Under-16 level and even has a goal to his name.