2027: Aji Alese signs new contract

Sunderland AFC is delighted to announce that Aji Alese has signed a new long-term contract at the Stadium of Light.

The defender’s previous deal was due to expire in June 2025 and he has recommitted his future to the Club until summer 2027.

Since moving to Wearside from West Ham United 20 months ago, Alese has made 27 appearances in red and white across all competitions.

The 23-year-old has endured a challenging 2023-24 season due to injury, but he is expected to make his comeback on Friday when the Club’s Under-21s host Leicester City.

Alese said: “I’m really pleased to sign a new contract at this Club. I’ve had some great experiences so far here and some which I can grow and improve from moving forward. From the moment I joined I felt the warmth of the supporters and I can’t wait to get back out there playing in front of them.”

Kristjaan Speakman added: “We are really pleased to extend Aji’s contract. He’s performed at a high level for us and demonstrated the potential to develop further, so we see him as an important member of our squad. It’s been a difficult 12 months for him due to injury, but his return to action is imminent and his personality has ensured that he has contributed to the group throughout his rehabilitation. We have high hopes for Aji and his ambition matches our own, so we are delighted to secure his long-term future.”

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