Ex-Portsmouth youngster set for trial with Sunderland under-23s following Brentford interest

Former Pompey youngster Seok Jae Lee is set to go on trial at Sunderland.

Friday, 4th June 2021, 12:30 pm
Updated Friday, 4th June 2021, 12:39 pm

It’s understood the attacking midfielder will link up with the Black Cats' under-23s in pre-season as he bids to win a deal.

Lee came through the youth ranks at Fratton Park and made two first-team appearances off the bench in the Papa John's Trophy in the 2020-21 campaign.

The South Korean-born teenager was one of two players to be offered a new contract amid an academy player overhaul this summer.

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Lee was tabled third-year scholarship terms to remain at Fratton Park – along with Harrison Brook.

However, both turned offers down and opted to depart Pompey.

Lee recently had a trial with Brentford but was unsuccessful.

Now he'll be hoping to impress the Blues' League One rivals as he targets linking up with their development squad.

Seok Jae Lee. Picture: Nigel Keene

Should the 17-year-old earn a contract at Sunderland, Pompey will net a compensation fee.