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TRANSFER EXCLUSIVE: Sunderland U23s set to sign Canada international forward from Liverpool

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Roker Report understand that Liverpool forward Liam Millar is set to sign for Sunderland on a permanent basis, and will link up with our U23s squad.

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Roker Report understand that Sunderland are on the verge of signing Canada international forward Liam Millar from Liverpool on a permanent basis.

The 18-year old will join Elliott Dickman’s U23s squad ahead of next season.

Sunderland have already added former Liverpool midfielder Jordan Hunter and ex-Everton Jack Bainbridge to their U23s side this summer and are looking to recruit further from top academies in a bid to nurture talents that perhaps haven’t been given a chance to shine at their previous clubs.

Millar comes very highly rated from Merseyside and made his international debut for Canada earlier this year in a game against New Zealand - in which he faced off with Sunderland defender Sam Brotherton.

He spent three years with Fulham before moving to Liverpool, and has been involved heavily at youth level for his country over the years.

The Toronto native is traditionally a number nine but can also play off the left-hand side, the position he started in when making his first appearance for the Canadian senior side in March.

Millar's stunning solo goal

Liam Millar, all on his own. What a run. What a finish. Highlights of our U18s' 4-1 win over Burnley Football Club: www.liverpoolfc.com/video

Posted by Liverpool FC on Friday, October 6, 2017