EXCLUSIVE: Sunderland begins contract negotiations for key midfielder

EXCLUSIVE: Sunderland begins contract negotiations for key midfielder

Sunderland has begun negotiations with Corry Evans to extend his Wearside stay.

Evans is 32 years old and has six months remaining on his contract when he moved to the club in 2021 from Blackburn. He was released by Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn.

The deal includes an option for an additional year. Evans, however, is seen as key player and vital for mentoring young players. Therefore, talks are underway to tie down Evans’ future for the longer term.

Mowbray had been Blackburn’s coach when Evans was released, but he explained this was more due to Evans’ injuries.

Sunderland also suffered from his injuries and he only played eight League One matches before the new year.

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He was a key member of Alex Neil’s team and has continued that role under Mowbray.

Mowbray stated earlier in the season that “we get on very well, just like we have always done,” and he was delighted to be here.

He brings expertise, knowledge, and understanding. It’s almost as if he is a friend in the dressing rooms who can understand how I think. All of it is positive. Corry was amazing.

His calm and composure with the ball has impressed me greatly. He is a vital part of this team, balancing different types of football teams and midfields and becoming an integral component of that team. It’s amazing to see.

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