Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has signed a new contract that sees him extend his stay at the Stadium of Light until 2020.
Having enjoyed a successful loan spell at Preston earlier this season, Pickford made his first-team debut in Sunderland’s FA Cup third-round tie at Arsenal earlier this month, before starting the Premier League defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.
Speaking about the new deal, manager Sam Allardyce said: “Jordan is an exceptional talent who has already demonstrated that he is comfortable playing at the highest level.
“At the tender age of just 21, which is still very young in goalkeeping terms, there is still a lot more potential for development which is really exciting for us.
“It’s always great to see a local lad progress through the Academy ranks especially for our fans, and I am certain that Jordan has a very bright future ahead of him here at Sunderland.”