A number of Sunderland fans have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on the official announcement regarding Black Cats youth goalkeeper Adam Richardson.
Sunderland have confirmed that the 16-year-old has put pen to paper on his first professional contract, a "long-term deal" at the Stadium of Light, though the exact length is undisclosed.
Richardson is currently in Sunderland's Under-16s team and next season will see him link up with the youth team at the Academy of Light.
Richardson, also an England youth international, will now be learning the ropes at an academy which regained category one status just last week, and academy goalkeeping coach Mark Prudhoe reckons the youngster has a bright future.
"I am delighted that Adam has signed a contract with the club," Prudhoe told the Sunderland website. "He is a great young goalkeeper coming through our system and we are all excited by his potential.
"Hopefully he can eat that potential up, and if he does, I think we might have another graduate coming along sooner rather than later."
Here is how some Sunderland fans reacted to the announcement:
Great work lads— magicmaxi (@tjbrown__) February 13, 2020
Love too see it— SDGreens (@SDGreensYT) February 13, 2020
Fantastic news. Continued success Adam.— Peter Beuster (@PeterBeuster) February 13, 2020
Should be doing this to all our talented boys— Rhys William (@lincolnSAFC) February 13, 2020
Good to see— James Tweddell (@Jamestweddell) February 13, 2020
Nice one Adam.— Luke (@LukeSAFC1994) February 13, 2020
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