The Black Cats academy graduate, who had a loan spell at Blundell Park last term, has committed his future to the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland midfielder Elliot Embleton has been praised by a number of Grimsby Town fans on Twitter after the Black Cats announced that the 20-year-old has signed a new contract at the Stadium of Light (official website).
Embleton, who came through the ranks at Sunderland, has put pen to paper on a two-year deal, committing his future to the League One club and extending his stay on Wearside until the end of the 2020-21 season.
The youngster made his first-team debut for the Black Cats in December 2017 against Wolverhampton Wanderers, before joining Grimsby on loan in August 2018, where he proved very impressive.
During his time on loan with the Mariners at Blundell Park, Embleton scored four goals in 27 League Two appearances, and was especially impressive in December, winning the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month award.
Here is what some Grimsby fans said about Embleton on the social media platform:
Best of luck to Elliot he did well in his loan spell at Grimsby Town pity we couldn't afford him— Kevin Barwood (@NELEX) 16 July 2019
— Jord Smith ⚫️⚪️ (@jordsmith01) 16 July 2019
Excellent season on loan with us at GY, knew we wouldn’t have a chance getting him permanent as way too good at L2 level considering players he had around him in a very mediocre Town side.....hope he gets a good run of games with you— David Duff (@duffmanGY) 16 July 2019
Congratulations @elliot_embo , now, fancy another league 2 loan?— biccys (@biccysthefishy) 17 July 2019
He’s a great player and best of luck to him.— Bentines (@Bentines) 16 July 2019
He did a good job f Grimsby town— Mr Grimsby town ♂️⚽️ (@Sajjad51280487) 16 July 2019
All the best for this season embo !! You be welcome back at Grimsby anytime— Steph Hirst (@Stephgrimsby) 16 July 2019
Good luck!! Go smash it up!! UTM— LittleMoz (@MarkMoscrop) 16 July 2019
Congrats Embo! All the best for next season mate, will be keeping an eye on your career, keep doing what you do ⚽️— Chris Jarvis (@jarv_gtfc) 16 July 2019
Great news Elliot - big season for you hope it goes well UTM— Alan Burley (@mavishier) 16 July 2019
Brilliant, at times he was the only real creative spark in the team and was able to get other people playing. He scored some great goals and got potm a couple of times I believe. Once he gets in that first team hell be staying in it.— Lord Mooney (@moonaldoodaldoo) 16 July 2019
As well as impressing at club level, Embleton has also represented England at Under-17, U18, U19 and U20 level.
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