Gateshead Snap Up Former Black Cats Winger

6 months ago By Steve Whitney

Gateshead have signed winger Rees Greenwood until the end of the season after his release by SkyBet Championship side Sunderland.

Winlaton-born Greenwood has been at Sunderland’s academy since the age of eight and has progressed through every age group of the club’s youth system.

The 22-year-old signed professional terms in 2013 and renewed his contract in 2016 after an impressive season for the under-23s.

In February 2016, Greenwood’s performances saw him named the Premier League 2 Player of the Month, which led to him making his first-team debut under Sam Allardyce.

Greenwood started against Watford in May 2016 but has not made another senior appearance since.

A tricky winger with a rapid turn of pace, Greenwood has previously been called up to the England under-20 squad and has reportedly been the interest of a number of EFL clubs.

However, with first-team opportunities limited, his contract was cancelled this week and Gateshead were quick to snap him up with a half-season deal at the International Stadium.

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