New Contract: Embleton signs long-term deal

Sunderland AFC is delighted to announce that Elliot Embleton has signed a new long-term contract at the Stadium of Light.

The 22-year-old has put pen to paper a new three-and-a-half year deal, extending his time on Wearside until summer 2025.

Embleton has scored two goals and provided three assists during the 2021-22 campaign, producing several standout performances for Lee Johnson’s side after returning from an impressive loan spell at Blackpool.  

Upon extending his stay, Embleton said: “I’m buzzing to sign a new deal with the club. It’s a very proud moment for me and my family, and hopefully I can keep showing the supporters what I can do on the pitch. I’ve been here a long time, so signing this contract is special and now, I’m really looking forward to pushing on.”

Head Coach Johnson added: “We are delighted that Elliot had committed his future to the club. He is a player with top technique with both feet, which is quite unusual, and he’s on the way to becoming the player we know he can be. For him, there a lot of hard work to come, but aligned with the football club, there’s a lot of potential and we’re looking forward to the future with him.”

An academy graduate, Embleton joined the club aged eight and after progressing through the ranks at the Academy of Light, he made his senior debut in December 2017 against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Durham-born midfielder featured for Grimsby Town during the 2018-19 season and he has also been capped by England Under-17, 18, 19 and 20 level.

After taking centre stage during Blackpool’s successful Play-Off campaign earlier this year - scoring in the semi-final and providing an assist in the Tangerines’ Wembley Stadium win – the midfielder picked up the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month award for August following his unforgettable strike against Wycombe Wanderers.

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