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Sunderland might land personal Robertson in Pye

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Latest reviews have prompt that Sunderland are closing in on a transfer for highly-rated Morecambe defender Connor Pye, with the Black Cats mentioned to have ‘agreed a deal’ to deliver the 18-year-old to the Stadium of Mild this summer time.

The promising full-back had been made ‘out there for switch’ by the Shrimps, together with a bunch of different names, with supervisor Derek Adams suggesting that price range restrictions had pressured them into sanctioning his exit.

The younger Englishman – who solely signed his first skilled contract again in January – has made only a solitary look for the League One outing to this point, with the suggestion being that he will likely be a participant for the longer term have been he to affix the northeast aspect.

The indication is that it is going to be a vibrant future for the rising left-back, nevertheless, having beforehand been the topic of interest from Premier League outfit Everton, such is his thrilling potential.

Whereas not more likely to be a participant who makes an immediate impression on supervisor Alex Neil’s first-team set-up, the indicators are that Pye will likely be a determine to control because the years progress, having even been likened to Liverpool sensation, Andy Robertson, attributable to his ‘energetic enjoying fashion’.

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That’s glowing reward certainly such is the expertise of the Scotland skipper, with Robertson having arguably blossomed into the “greatest left-back on the earth” – in line with pundit Kevin Phillips – attributable to his beautiful shows at Anfield.

Plucked from relegated outfit Hull Metropolis again in 2017 by Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, the 28-year-old has since loved a meteoric rise to changing into an important determine within the German’s setup, notably profitable the league title and the Champions League in recent times.

A potent attacking risk, the one-time Dundee United man notably ranks second in Premier League historical past close to assists made by a defender, with solely one-time Toffees man Leighton Baines (53) having supplied extra objectives than his tally of 49 assists.

Having a Robertson-esque determine in his aspect would little question be a notable coup for Neil, with the previous Preston North Finish boss at the moment having simply Dennis Cirkin to name upon as a real left-sided possibility.

Equally, Pye’s means to function each in midfield and full-back ought to make him an appropriate candidate to fit into the supervisor’s most popular again three formation as a wing-back.

Because the Liverpool man’s outstanding story signifies – having risen up from the decrease leagues of Scottish soccer to changing into a useful asset on Merseyside – a gem can emerge from anyplace, with the Morecambe prodigy doubtlessly set to be the subsequent massive factor.

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