Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has agreed a contract extension with Sunderland.
The 21-year-old spent time on loan with Preston North End earlier this season, but having recently been recalled by manager Sam Allardyce, he has now committed himself to the Stadium of Light until 2020.
"Jordan is an exceptional talent who has already demonstrated that he is comfortable playing at the highest level. At the tender age of just 21, which is still very young in goalkeeping terms, there is still a lot more potential for development which is really exciting for us," Allardyce told the club's official website.
"It's always great to see a local lad progress through the academy ranks especially for our fans, and I am certain that Jordan has a very bright future ahead of him here at Sunderland."
Pickford has represented England at every level up to and including the Under-21s.