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​Sunderland secure striker Defoe to new deal

Sunderland forward Jermain Defoe has signed a new contract until 2019 to remain at the Stadium of Light.

The Black Cats confirmed on Thursday that the 33-year-old striker has signed a one-year contract extension.

Boss Sam Allardyce said: "Jermain is one of the greatest goalscorers in the history of the Premier League and is a player that every manager would want to have in their team.

"He proved that beyond doubt last season by scoring 15 league goals, he is in fantastic physical condition and we are very pleased that we have been able to extend his stay with us."

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