Promising goalkeeper agrees new deal as Sunderland announce string of key academy contract calls

Promising goalkeeper Anthony Patterson has signed a new contract at Sunderland.

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 9:08 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 12:07 pm

The Echo understands that Patterson has signed a one-year deal as he looks to push closer to first-team contention.

Sunderland confirmed that the youngster has agreed a new deal after publishing their retained list for the new campaign.

It sees a significant number of U18 and U23 regulars released after a very challenging campaign for the two teams.

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Sunderland goalkeeper Anthony Patterson
Sunderland goalkeeper Anthony Patterson

Former Chelsea youngster Ruben Sammut has been released, as has Jack Bainbridge, Owen Gamble and goalkeeper Ahmed Abdelkader.

Sunderland have also offered new deals to U23 trio Brandon Taylor, Benji Kimpioka and Jordan Hunter.

Hunter enjoyed a successful loan spell at South Shields last season, while Taylor impressed first-team manager Phil Parkinson when making his debut against Gillingham in the FA Cup.

As such, it remains possible that he will still opt to leave.

However, the offer of a new deal is key as it means that Sunderland will be entitled to compensation should he sign for a new club.

Bali Mumba is included in the retained list, but is expected to seal a move to Norwich City in the coming weeks.

Players aged under 24 as of 30 June 2020 who have been retained or have a contract offer pending:

Anthony Patterson

Bali Mumba

Benji Kimpioka (offer made)

Brandon Taylor (offer made)

Cieran Dunne

Cole Kiernan

Daniel Jones

Daniel Neil

Denver Hume

Elliot Embleton

Ellis Taylor

George Dobson

Jack Armstrong

Jack Diamond

Jake Hackett

James Foster

Jonathan Krakue

Jordan Hunter (offer made)

Joshua Baggs

Lee Connolly

Louis Watts

Mckenzie Dicicco

Oliver Basey

Patrick Almond

Ryan Bruce

Ryan Gooch

Ryan Wombwell

Players aged under 24 as of 30 June 2020 who have been released:

Adam Cameron

Ahmed Abdelkader

Andrias Edmundsson

Connor Slack

Ethan Robson

Harry Ord

Jack Bainbridge

Jack Connolly

Jack Newman

Kane Evans

Liam Miller

Lilyan Compper

Michael Collins

Nathan Greenwood

Owen Gamble

Ruben Sammut

Ryan Leonard

Thomas Smith