Mannone extends Sunderland stay

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone has signed a new two-year deal with the Barclays Premier League club.

Sunderland: Mannone extends Sunderland staySunderland: Mannone extends Sunderland stay

Italian Mannone, 28, will embark on his fourth season with the Black Cats and will stay with them until at least the summer of 2018.

“Sunderland AFC goalkeeper Vito Mannone has agreed a new contract with the Black Cats,” Sunderland announced on their official website.

Mannone joined Sunderland from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee in 2013 and has made a total of 69 appearances for the club.

He originally arrived in England when Arsenal signed him from Atalanta in July 2005.

Meanwhile, Black Cats centre-half Santiago Vergini has signed for Argentinian club Boca Juniors for an undisclosed fee.

Vergini, 27, who spent last season on loan in Spain with Getafe, will return to his homeland after spending two and a half years at the Stadium of Light.

“Sunderland AFC defender Santiago Vergini has joined Argentinian side Club Atletico Boca Juniors in a permanent move, for an undisclosed fee,” the club confirmed.

Vergini has signed a reported three-year deal with Boca Juniors after the two clubs agreed a fee believed to be in the region of £1.5million.

He made a total of 51 appearances for the Black Cats since initially joining on loan in 2014, but failed to feature for the Barclays Premier League club after the move was made permanent in June last year.

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