Aji Alese: Sunderland defender signs new deal until end of 2026-27

Aji Alese: Sunderland defender signs new deal until end of 2026-27

25 March 2024 0 By Total Football News
Aji Alese in action for Sunderland
Aji Alese’s previous deal at Sunderland was due to end in June 2025

Sunderland defender Aji Alese has signed a new deal to remain with the Championship side until the end of the 2026-27 season.

The 23-year-old moved to Wearside from West Ham United in the summer of 2022 and has made a total of 27 appearances.

Alese has been limited to just three appearances for the Black Cats this term, however, because of injury.

“I’ve had some great experiences so far here and some which I can grow and improve from moving forward,” he said.external-link

“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.”

Sporting director Kristjaan Speakman added: “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.”

This article was originally posted on https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/68635290