Report: Swedish prospect Benjamin Mbunga Kimpioka arrives in Sunderland for trial

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The 15-year old is to undergo a four day trial ahead of a proposed move.

Sunderland have taken 15-year old Swedish talent Benjamin Mbunga Kimpioka on trial, according to Swedish outlet UNT.

The youngster is a product of the Sirius IK academy and has arrived on Wearside for a four day trial, after catching the eye in a tournament in Halmstad over the summer.

The Sirius IK academy was only created in 2010 and Kimpioka represents the first of their products to attract interest from abroad.

Academy director Olle Andersson is quoted as saying more international clubs have shown interest, suggesting the Black Cats may need to act fast if they are to get their man.

On the topic of a transfer fee Andersson was more guarded and admitted to uncertainty given the club’s lack of experience in this area.

“Some kind of compensation we are entitled to, but how big it is, I dare not say because we have not been involved in any overseas sales previously,” he said.

The trial of a 15-year old is unlikely to get Sunderland fans excited given their precarious position in the Premier League and links to players who could come in and affect the first-team would be more welcome.

Sunderland face an uncertain season, with a new manager still to be found and plenty of work to be done in the January transfer window if relegation is to be avoided.

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