James Wilson reportedly snubs Sunderland to seal Aberdeen return

Sunderland manager Jack Ross during  the Checkatrade Trophy match at Stadium of Light on December 4, 2018 in Sunderland, England.

League One Sunderland have been linked with former Manchester United youngster James Wilson since 2018 but now he is heading to Scotland.

James Wilson of Manchester United celebrates scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Hull City at Old Trafford on May 6, 2014 in...

James Wilson has snubbed the chance to get his career back on track at Sunderland and will instead be playing his football in Scotland for Aberdeen next season, according to the Mail.

It seems a long time ago now when Wilson exploded onto the scene with two goals on his Manchester United debut against Hull City, scribing his name into the Old Trafford record books at the age of just 17.

 

Five years on, Wilson’s Manchester United career is over. He managed just two more strikes in a further 19 appearances for the Premier League giants before being released at the end of last season.

Sunderland have represented something of a fresh start for so many former United youngsters over the years, such as Kieran Richardson, John O’Shea and Wes Brown, but the 23-year-old striker won’t be following in their footsteps.

James Wilson of Manchester United sees goalkeeper Tomas Mejias of Middlesbrough gather the ball after an attack during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester United and...

Wilson has sealed a permanent move to Aberdeen after spending last season on loan at Pittodrie despite interest from The Black Cats. The Scottish Sun back up claims that he rejected a move lucrative offer from south of the border.

Considering that Sunderland have been tracking Wilson for the last 11 months, as reported by the Chronicle when Jack Ross hinted at his interest, the fact that they have now officially missed out will certainly come as a disappointment. All that time wasted.

Sunderland manager Jack Ross during  the Checkatrade Trophy match at Stadium of Light on December 4, 2018 in Sunderland, England.

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