Lee Cattermole: Sunderland midfielder earns five-year deal

Lee Cattermole
Lee Cattermole received 14 yellow cards in 2014-15 - a joint-record for a player in a Premier League season

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole has signed a new five-year contract to keep him at the club until 2021.

The Black Cats paid Wigan £6m for Cattermole, 27, in the summer of 2009 and he has since made 147 appearances in all competitions.

"Lee is the controller of the side. He is a motivator, a leader and central to the success of our team," head coach Dick Advocaat said.

"To know that he will be with us for many years to come is very important."

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