Inter Miami CF - the club owned by David Beckham - have confirmed on their official website that Sunderland U23s striker Mitchell Curry has joined up with their feeder side Fort Lauderdale CF ahead of the upcoming USL League One season.
Curry only joined Sunderland last summer having been released by Middlesbrough, but he scored a number of goals for Elliot Dickman’s U23s side, which appears to have caught the attention of Inter Miami head coach Phil Neville.
Curry hasn’t played a competitive game for Sunderland since picking up an injury last year, and after weeks of speculation, we here at Roker Report exclusively revealed details of the striker’s impending departure last month.
In the post on Inter Miami’s website, it says:
Curry, 21, signed for the team from Sunderland A.F.C in England, where he featured as a striker and made his senior debut in Dec. 2020. Curry will join the team pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate.
Whilst fans may be disappointed to see a promising youngster leave, it’s understood that Curry was keen to take up the opportunity to play in the US - though, you can hardly blame the lad when the prospect of living in Miami is on the table!
Phil Neville held a series of Zoom meetings with Curry earlier this year in order to sell the opportunity of the move to the player, and with Curry out of contract at the end of the current season, Sunderland are understood to have waived any fee - though, they do have a sell on clause inserted into the deal which will see them net a portion of any potential transfer fee should Curry be successful in his new venture.
We here at Roker Report would like to wish Mitch all the best - go and smash it, kidda.