England striker Jermaine Defoe has signed a new contract at Sunderland to stay at the club till 2019.
The former Tottenham striker who narrowly missed out on going to the Euros this summer will be looking to score more goals for the club.This was confirmed in a statement on the clubs official website which reads;
Sunderland AFC striker Jermain Defoe has signed a contract extension with the Black Cats.The frontman, who scored 18 goals in all competitions last season, has extended his current deal by another year, keeping him at the Stadium of Light until 2019.
Defoe joined Sunderland from Toronto FC in 2014 in a swap deal with Jozy Altidore, and has since gone on to score 22 goals in 53 appearances. He was voted Supporters’ Player of the Year last month and finished as the third highest English goal-scorer in the 2015-16 Premier League season, behind Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy.
Speaking about the striker, manager Sam Allardyce said: “Jermain is one of the greatest goal-scorers in the history of the Premier League and is a player that every manager would want to have in their team.“He proved that beyond doubt last season by scoring 15 league goals, he is in fantastic physical condition and we are very pleased that we have been able to extend his stay with us.”