Date: 18th June 2021 at 12:50pm
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Sunderland fans have been reacting to the news that Ellis Taylor has signed a new contract in Wearside.

After Sunderland’s official Twitter account posted to announce the news of Taylor’s three-year deal, many Black Cats fans commented in their numbers to express their feelings.

“Really liking the statement of intent from the club getting the players impressing in the academy tied down now”

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“Well done Ellis. news.”

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Great news again #SAFC

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“Wait is this Sunderland actually keeping their youngsters and not selling them on for money “

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“Two in one day, love to see it.”

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“Keep them coming!”

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Judging by the comments, many Sunderland fans are overjoyed with the news of a new contract for Taylor.

The 18-year-old’s new contract is the first professional contract of his career after coming through the Sunderland academy.

For Sunderland fans who aren’t aware of Taylor, he is a versatile youngster, who can play on either flank – though predominantly the left of midfield – and also at left-back.

Taylor played eight games for Sunderland’s U18s this season, scoring four and assisting once before moving up to play for Sunderland’s U23s in Premier League 2 Division 2, where he scored just once in 16 appearances for the Black Cats, as they finished fifth in the league.

A player for the future for the Black Cats, but it is good to see them tying down a player who looks like he has good potential for the future.