Sunderland have handed former Manchester City fullback Ryan Ellison a two-year scholarship deal.

Ellison will play for Sunderland U18s next season.

Coach Elliott Dickman told "Our people were aware of Ryan, who came up for a trial. He ticks all the boxes for things we like at this football club. Like James, he'll have a different challenge of moving away from home, but we will do all we can to make that transition as smooth as possible."