new deal: Benji Kimpioka signs new contract

Sunderland AFC are delighted to announce that Benji Kimpioka has signed a new contract with the club.

The striker has put pen to paper on a one-year deal at the Stadium of Light, with the option of a further year.

Kimpioka joined the club aged 16 from Swedish side IK Sirius and has since gone onto make eight Sky Bet League One appearances for the club, scoring once in that time against Coventry City back in November 2019.

The 20-year-old has also been capped numerous times by Sweden at youth level, making 10 appearances for the Under-19s before earning seven caps for the Under-21s.

Manager Phil Parkinson said: “We’re very pleased that Benji’s contract situation has been resolved. Now, it’s up to him to work hard and push his way into the first-team picture.”

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