2026: Patrick Roberts signs long-term contract

Sunderland AFC is delighted to announce that Patrick Roberts has signed a new contract at the Stadium of Light.

The 26-year-old has committed his future to the Club until summer 2026, agreeing a long-term deal that includes a Club option of a further year.

Roberts moved to Wearside in January 2022 and made an instant impact, featuring on 17 occasions as the Black Cats earned promotion to the Sky Bet Championship via the EFL Play-Offs.

The forward scored a last-gasp winner to defeat Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough Stadium in the semi-finals, prior to producing another standout display when Wycombe Wanderers were beaten at Wembley Stadium.

Roberts continued to be ever-present during the Club’s return to the second tier, which culminated in a top-six finish, as he contributed five goals and seven assists in 42 league outings.

The former Fulham and Manchester City winger has featured 14 times during the current campaign, taking his Club appearance tally to 79.

After putting pen to paper, Roberts said: “I’ve enjoyed every moment of being here and I’m delighted to get the deal done. The supporters have been great with me and it’s been an enjoyable journey so far, and long may that continue. Sunderland is a huge club with huge expectations – I can’t wait for the next few years together and hopefully we’ll have more success along the way.”

Sporting Director Kristjaan Speakman added: “Patrick has been at the heart of our progress throughout the last two seasons, and he has grown into an important member of our group. He possesses some elite qualities and at the age of 26, we firmly believe he can continue to develop, improve and evolve. We are really happy that he has signed a new deal and his commitment to the Club not only signifies his belief in our progression, but also our constant pursuit to improve.”

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