Sunderland have been enjoying the performances of their stars during their League One campaign so far as they look to challenge for a promotion spot back to the Championship.
Jack Ross’ side have managed to put themselves in contention with a number of good displays and have only tasted defeat on one occasion so far.
A number of players have impressed in the first-team at the Stadium of Light outfit this season and it appears the club are keen to tie a number of them down to new contracts.
According to a report by the Sunderland Echo, the Black Cats are keen to extend the current deals of Denver Hume, Josh Maja, Lynden Gooch, George Honeyman and goalkeeper Max Stryjek, who has been performing well for Eastleigh on loan.
All five are out of contract in the summer and Ross has admitted that he is eager to extend their stay on Wearside, revealing that communication about new deals are being discussed.
“Denver, Josh, Lynden, George and Max Stryjek are all out of contract in the summer,” Ross confirmed to the Sunderland Echo.
“We’re keen to keep all of them at the club and the communication with their representatives has begun. How quickly that process will go, we’ll wait and see.”
Sunderland are right to look at sealing the long-term futures of their youngsters as quickly as possible as clubs will certainly look to pounce if they do not.
The likes of Hume and Maja have both been given a chance to shine and have taken the opportunity with both hands, whilst Gooch and Honeyman have both been key for the Mackems over the last couple of seasons.
Stryjek has made an impression whilst on loan at Eastleigh and could be considered to be a future number one at the Stadium of Light, should he continue to put in stellar performances.
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