Journalist and Sunderland supporter Michael Graham has been left wowed by some news that he has now heard from the Stadium of Light.
The Lowdown: New Roberts deal
As per the Wearside club’s official website, Patrick Roberts has now signed a new contract which will keep him there until 2024.
He has agreed fresh terms after signing for the Black Cats from Manchester City in the January transfer window.
The Latest: Graham wowed
Taking to Twitter, Graham was left wowed by the news of Roberts’ new contract, claiming that it was ‘huge news’ for Sunderland.
The reporter tweeted: “Huge news. Only wish it was longer than two years! Exactly my kind of footballer.”
The Verdict: Deserved
Roberts has made an instant impact for Alex Neil’s side since moving from Man City in January, so the new deal is thoroughly deserved for the Englishman.
Between early March and late April, Sunderland went on a nine-game unbeaten streak in League One with the 25-year-old in the team, during which the winger contributed one goal and one assist (Transfermarkt).
Should Sunderland start Roberts?
He also ranked highly among his new team-mates in terms of average shots and key passes per game in the third tier, while nobody at the Stadium of Light could match his 1.7 dribbles per game (WhoScored).
Roberts will now be staying at the club for another couple of years at least, and the 25-year-old should only get better playing under Neil in the Championship.
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