Sunderland AFC is delighted to announce that Tommy Watson has signed his first professional contract with the Club.
The winger has penned a three-year deal to extend his stay on Wearside until Summer 2026.
Easington-born Watson first joined the Academy of Light when registering for the Under-9s and has since gone on to feature for every age bracket.
In an impressive 2022-23 campaign, he registered 16 goals and assists across the Under-18 Premier League and Premier League 2.
At 17 years and 10 days old, Watson was then handed his senior debut against Huddersfield Town in the Sky Bet Championship, replacing Patrick Roberts as a second-half substitute.
He has also gained international recognition with England Under-17s, earning five caps for the Young Lions.
The winger returned to first team training earlier this week after recovering from a back injury.
After signing his first professional contract, Watson said: “I am delighted to continue my journey here at Sunderland. I have had a frustrating time recently with injuries, but a lot of hard work has gone in to get to this moment. I would like to thank all the staff who have supported me over the years and my teammates for being there with me every step of the way. This is only just the start and I know I am at the right place to continue my development.”
Academy Manager, Robin Nicholls added: