JUST IN:Sunderland has extended another prospective vital player’s long-term contract.

Anthony Patterson, the goalkeeper for Sunderland, has signed a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2028.

The England Under-21 international has been a fixture with the Black Cats since the 2021-22 season, when he helped them achieve promotion from League One to the Championship.

Patterson appeared in all 46 of Sunderland’s league games last season.

Patterson’s long-term contract, according to Sporting Director Kristjaan Speakman, is a “real statement” by the club.

“He’s establishing himself as one of the best young English goalkeepers,” continued Speakman.

“We have faith in him and his ability to improve, and he has faith in us, which I believe is important.”

Sunderland goalkeeper Anthony Patterson

“As an academy graduate, we couldn’t be happier for Anthony, and his journey thus far is a testament to the work undertaken by him and so many staff over such a significant period of time.” “You can see the trajectory the club is on and it’s an exciting time to be here,” added Patterson, who has helped the Black Cats to four wins and one tie in their previous five Championship outings.

“Coming through the academy to where I am now is obviously an absolute dream.” When you first join the club at the age of ten, you don’t give much thought to playing for Sunderland.

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