Everton Academy defender Michael Collins has been picked up by Sunderland to play for their Under-23 side.
Michael is an 18-year-old left-footed centre-back whose scholarship contract with the Blues expired at the end of June and, in anticipation of this, he went on trial with Sunderland last season with their Under-23 and Under-18 teams.
After he was released at the end of June, the Black Cats brought him in and are hoping he can continue to grow as a player next season.
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1 Posted 04/07/2019 at 16:48:43
All are listed on TransferMarkt as being "Without Club".
2 Posted 04/07/2019 at 16:58:10
3 Posted 04/07/2019 at 17:27:05
I share Dave's sentiments. Would be nice to think they could all find a new home from which to chase the dream.
4 Posted 04/07/2019 at 17:35:15
5 Posted 04/07/2019 at 18:08:20
Those younger players who came through the junior ranks would have been given a valuable football education that will be with them for the rest of their lives and will allow them at worst give them a decent living doing something they enjoy in a footballing environment that will be pleasurable and not a chore.
6 Posted 05/07/2019 at 05:48:24
7 Posted 05/07/2019 at 10:58:44
I would hope that Everton has some sort of similar arrangement, so that these kids have some sort of options going forward.
8 Posted 06/07/2019 at 11:28:11
9 Posted 06/07/2019 at 12:37:43
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