Sunderland Fan Favourite Chris Maguire Agrees Contract Extension

Sunderland fan favourite Chris Maguire has agreed on a one-year contract extension. In these uncertain times for the club, the man fans affectionately call “The King” will give everyone a confidence boost. The 31-year-old forward will now be under contract with the Black Cats until the end of 2020/21 season.

The Wearside club also announced their retained list for the upcoming season via their official website.

Sunderland Agree Contract Extension with Fan Favourite Chris Maguire

Fan Favourite Chris Maguire to Stay on Wearside

Chris Maguire, known as “The King” amongst fans, has had an impressive two-year spell on Wearside. Signed on a free transfer, the Scot instantly became a fan-favourite with his impressive displays, goals and passion.

The creative forward with a keen eye for goal can play anywhere across the forward line and will be a key player for manager Phil Parkinson when the new season finally gets underway. Maguire scored nine goals in the first season at the Stadium of Light as the club narrowly missed out on promotion.

A further 11 goals came his way during the current campaign; however, with Sunderland outside of the playoffs when the league was suspended, another League One campaign will be played on Wearside.

Other Contract Talks Ongoing

Contract talks with goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin and defender Tom Flanagan remain ongoing. Current number one McLaughlin has a tough decision to make as the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Scottish giants Rangers are keen according to Rich Sharpe of the Lancashire Telegraph.

Another fan-favourite Luke O’Nien is also set to stay after having his contract extended by a further year.

Retained List Announced

Sunderland’s retained list was announced via their official website. In the over 24-year-old category, Jon McLaughlin and Tom Flanagan feature having had contracts offered to them. As is winger Aiden McGeady who has been on loan at Championship side Charlton Athletic since January.

The list also includes those under 24, with Benji Kimpioka, Brandon Taylor and Jordan Hunter included having been offered new deals.

Players released and also those who have returned to their parent clubs (Declan John, Bailey Wright and Antoine Semenyo) are also included.

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