Notts County and Sunderland express non-league star interest

Sunderland and Scunthorpe are reported to be amongst several clubs keeping an eye on Whitby Town winger Junior Mondal, HITC Sport have reported.

Mondal is a former Middlesbrough winger who dropped out of professional football in November 2017. Since then he’s been earning rave reviews for Evo-Stik Premier North side Whitby Town, truly kicking on this season.

Our own in-house contact Jon Goodwin has also been told that Notts County are looking at the winger, although interest is only slight at this stage. They’ve recently taken on Harry Kewell as manager and his philosophy includes getting quick wide players, such as he was once, down the line and whipping crosses in.

The 21-year-old had a trial with Aberdeen after he was surprisingly released by Middlesbrough without making a first-team appearance. Some cited injuries as holding up his development at the Riverside and contributing to his release.

He’ll be available for someone to pick up in January, with the list of clubs interested bound to increase as the season presses on.

Our View

Our man stresses that the County link is tentative at this stage and that Kewell is keen to strengthen where he can after watching his side dismantled at the weekend.

The obvious move would be Sunderland though, the player is based in the north-east and is said to prefer a move there, should one arise.

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