Manchester United youngster Joe Hugill is set to sign a new three-year contract at the club, according to reports. The 17-year-old has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks and is now set to be rewarded with fresh terms and an extended stay until 2024.
That’s according to Laurie Whitwell of The Athletic, as linked below, who says that Hugill’s efforts in the academy have won over the Old Trafford hierarchy enough to offer him a new deal. The 17-year-old made headlines earlier this season when he scored four goals against Liverpool.
Joe Hugill set to sign new three-year contract at #MUFC as reward for progress with U23s.
Young striker, namechecked by Solskjaer last season, will also feature for first-team in pre-season (along with other academy players).
He's not 18 until October.https://t.co/doBvqegLdU
— Laurie Whitwell (@lauriewhitwell) June 28, 2021
Hugill, who doesn’t turn 18 until late this year, is highly rated at the club and is also expected to be involved in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pre-season preparations, signaling that despite his young age, the striker is very much in the manager’s plans.
The former Sunderland player scored 10 goals in 16 appearances in Premier League 2 last season, a league allowing players six years older than Hugill to take part.