The Chronicle journalist James Hunter has been left ‘pleased’ by the latest contract news he has seen from Sunderland.
The Lowdown: Gooch deal
As per the official website of the Stadium of Light outfit, Lynden Gooch has now signed a new two-year contract that will now keep him on Wearside until 2024, after it was due to expire this summer.
He is the longest-serving player at the club, and has now linked up with the rest of the squad for pre-season training.
The Latest: Hunter ‘pleased’
Taking to Twitter, Hunter was left ‘pleased’ by the news of Gooch’s contract, claiming that it is ‘excellent’ that he has signed on for another two years:
“New two-year deal for @LyndenGooch is excellent news. I’m pleased he’s staying – quality player and a top man, too.”
The Verdict: Relief
It will certainly come as a relief to the Black Cats supporters that Gooch has signed a new deal, especially given that there was reported interest from some of their Championship rivals for his signature.
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Nonetheless, he has shown his loyalty to the club over some of their most difficult years, and so it was only right that he is rewarded with a new deal for his efforts.
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