No Move for Number #1

Number #1 keeper Vito Mannone has today been revealed to have extended his stay with the Wearside club. He had signed a contract extension that will see him remain with the black cats until 2018, news that delights most fans.

After Costel Pantillimon departed the club during the January transfer window it was Mannone’s turn to step up and regain his number one spot for the club. After some crucial saves in games against major teams, particularly the Chelsea game at the end of the season, he has successfully done so and earned his place with the club

He will be a very valued asset to the team this season and will prove crucial in our bid to avoid the relegation zone.

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