Sunderland have sent youngster Elliot Embleton out on loan to Grimsby Town.
Sunderland have seen young, homegrown talents like Denver Hume, Bali Mumba and Josh Maja thrive this season, but some didn’t quite make it into Jack Ross’s first team this term.
19-year-old talent Elliot Embleton – capable of playing in central midfield or out wide – made one Carabao Cup appearance for Sunderland earlier this season, but was then sent out on loan.
The teenager joined League Two side Grimsby Town until January, and his loan move to Blundell Park has been paying dividends so far.
Embleton has made 12 appearances for The Mariners, earning valuable experience, and his performance have resulted in some wanting him back at Sunderland rather than having his loan extended.
On Tuesday night, Embleton scored in a 5-2 home win over Tranmere Rovers, taking his tally for the season to three goals in all competitions, and he has earned huge praise off the back of that display.
Grimsby fans have taken to Twitter to suggest that Embleton is one of the best players to play for Grimsby of late, calling him ‘different gravy’ and ‘on another level’.
Others called him a magician and begged Grimsby to extend his loan deal until the end of the season – but if he continues to impress, Sunderland may well refuse to let him go out for the second half of the campaign.
— Cragsy (@cragsywoods) November 27, 2018
Embleton is a player.#gtfc
— Andrew Blake (@TheAndrewBlake) November 27, 2018
Embleton on another level #gtfc
— James Grantham (@JGrantham18) November 27, 2018
Cracking win tonight, hard to pick any one out as MOTM, simply must get Embleton signed up for rest of the season though. #gtfc
— Joe McGuire (@Joe_Maccy) November 27, 2018
Embleton is the best player I have seen at #GTFC in a long time.
— Rob Cowie (@cowier2) November 27, 2018
Hope when January comes around we can get embleton and Hendrie pinned down till the end of the season. Unless I’m wrong? #gtfc
— Daniel (@TheDanRandall) November 27, 2018
Give Macca a lifetime contract, sign Embleton on for the rest of the season NOW, and allow Wes Thomas to go in goal on Sunday #gtfc
— Bailey (@baileymussell) November 27, 2018