Sunderland have signed South Shields academy forward Harry Gardiner.
Gardiner officially joins the League One club on a two-and-a-half-year scholarship.
Having joined South Shields last summer, Gardiner told the Mariners’ website:
“I’ve absolutely loved it at South Shields. It’s a family club with so much togetherness running through it.
“The coaches at both academy and first-team level were great with me, as were all of my teammates.
“It’s a great club and I’ll definitely get to as many games as I can in the future and keep in touch, as I loved every minute of it.”