Hartlepool United set to beat League Two rivals to signature of ex-Sunderland and Gateshead winger Luke Molyneux

Hartlepool United are now favourites to sign out-of-contract, former Sunderland winger Luke Molyneux.

By Liam Kennedy
Tuesday, 11 June, 2019, 11:50
Nick Tsaroulla of Tottenham Hotspur and Luke Molyneux of Sunderland compete for the ball during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at The Lamex Stadium on February 20, 2017 in Stevenage, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Pools look set to beat a number of League Two clubs to the 21-year-old's signature, having convinced the player his future is best served in the National League at the Super 6 Stadium.

Molyneux was a revelation in the second half of the fifth tier campaign, starting 12 games (four substitute appearances), scoring two goals for Craig Hignett's side.

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Molyneux made two appearances for Jack Ross' Black Cats last season, as well as spending the majority of the first half of the season on loan at Pools' National League rivals Gateshead.

It is hoped a deal for Molyneux will be completed by Hignett & Co this week.