Gateshead Snap Up Former Black Cats Winger

11 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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