Sheffield United striker Daniel Jebbison watches Sunderland friendly as talk of exit intensifies

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Sheffield United’s Daniel Jebbison is expected to leave the Blades on loan this season, after the teenage striker watched Sunderland’s friendly against Hull City at the Stadium of Light last night.

The League One giants are one of a number of clubs to have expressed an interest on signing Jebbison on loan after he made his breakthrough in the Premier League last season, scoring on his full debut at Everton.

The 18-year-old, who was born in Canada but has represented England at youth level, appeared in United’s latest pre-season friendly at Doncaster Rovers in midweek.

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But with United boasting an embarrassment of riches in attack, Jebbison is expected to be allowed out on loan to further his development this season.

New boss Slavisa Jokanović has senior strikers Billy Sharp, Oli McBurnie, Lys Mousset, Oli Burke, Rhian Brewster and David McGoldrick to choose from, while the likes of Jebbison, Tyler Smith and Luke Freeman have also played their part in pre-season.

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