Round-up: Winger Linked - Two Youngsters Join New Clubs

Sunderland have been linked with a young Irish winger and two recently released development squad players have found new clubs.

Sunderland have been credited with having an interest in St Patrick's Athletic winger Christopher Forrester. The 21-year-old was first linked with the club during Martin O'Neill's reign, after O'Neill went to scout him in person play in 2011.

According to the Daily Mail, Sunderland are still interested in the winger, with scouts due to attend St Pat's game against Derry City tonight. Forrester has been compared in style with Wes Hoolahan and has caught the headlines recently after scoring an incredible lob against Drogheda;


Meanwhile, recently released Development squad duo Billy Knott and Alejandro Gorrin have had their rumoured moves to new clubs confirmed.

Knott has signed for Bradford on a free transfer after almost four years on Wearside. The 21-year-old had successful loan spells at AFC Wimbledon, Woking, Wycombe Wanderers and Port Vale during his time at the Stadium of Light but couldn't quite break into the first team, with his only appearance coming during the 1-0 defeat at Tottenham on the final day of the 2012-13 season;

Spanish midfielder Gorrin has linked up with A-League side Wellington Phoenix and after signing for the New Zealand side, explained how difficult it was to leave Sunderland and why he chose the A-League side;

Yeah it was hard. It was a good time at Sunderland. They have a brilliant academy and I learnt a lot football-wise, but it was a shame I didn't get closer to the first team. I had a few injuries as well and that didn't help.

They [Wellington Phoenix] were really interested in me and they convinced me it's a really good league.

So I wanted to join them. I had other offers on the table but I was just excited about the league and everything around it. Everyone was really welcoming to me when I spoke to them. They were very keen to have me here so that's why I chose them.

Stay tuned to Roker Report throughout the summer as we keep you up to date with this and all other transfer news and rumours. Also, feel free to keep in touch with our dedicated Transfer Centre, which you can do by CLICKING HERE.

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