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Sunderland: Chris Maguire signs new contract

Sunderland: Chris Maguire signs new contract - Sunderland News

Sunderland have agreed a new contract with Chris Maguire, who was free to leave the club at the end of June.

With the League One season over for the Black Cats, attention has very much turned to the summer transfer window where boss Phil Parkinson will look to improve his side.

Missing out on promotion for a second successive season from League One, Parkinson will have his work cut out to develop a team worthy of gaining promotion to England’s second flight.

A whole host of players approached the end of June with their current contracts expiring, but Maguire is one of those players to have agreed new terms.

Maguire arrived at the Wearside club back in June 2018, signing a two-year deal with the Black Cats from Bury.

Appearing 35 times this season, the Scottish forward netted an impressive 10 goals and supplied 12 assists, highlighting his important role in the Sunderland side.

Northern Echo had reported last week that the attacker had gained interest from a number of League One sides, but that interest has now been ended after new terms were signed on the dotted line.

A great move by Sunderland to keep hold of Maguire and they should really look at building a side around the forward, who contributed to 22 goals in the 2019/2020 season.

His stay will be a welcome surprise to Sunderland fans and it will surely be a boost to their promotion hopes in the 20/21 campaign.

Do you think Sunderland have made the correct call to keep Maguire at the club? Let us know in the comments section below…

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