Many Sunderland fans have taken to Twitter to react to a message from Luke O’Nien after the player signed a new contract to stay at the Stadium of Light.
The 26-year-old appeared set to depart the club for good after seeing his previous deal expire with various clubs in the Sky Bet Championship having been linked with his signature before it was then announced that he had signed new terms until 2024.
O’Nien has gradually grown into a favourite amongst the fans since joining from Wycombe Wanderers and has filled in where required for the Black Cats over the years, with most of his game time last season coming at centre back.
Naturally the news of O’Nien signing his new deal didn’t take long to reach the Sunderland faithful, with many taking to social media to react to what the player had to say recently on the matter in hand.
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Here, we take a look at some of the best responses from the supporters on Twitter.
Over the moon your staying with us for another 3 years Luke.Great attitude and professionalism and an example to my son and all of our young fans.Hope you get a chance to play that box to box midfield role that we are crying out for.Congratulations and good luck for the season pic.twitter.com/x8kfuxijk9
— Graeme Potter (@RednWhite1972) July 6, 2021
Buzzing mate, I'll be first to admit I wasn't exactly excited when you signed but with your absolute passion you've easily win me over. Best of luck to the rest of your time here 👍 🔴⚪🔴⚪🔴⚪
— TWANGMACKEM8258™️ 🏴🇧🇦 (@twangmackem) July 6, 2021
One of many thousands to wish you well. You are a great example to everyone. Now go and achieve. Jordan Henderson did it, why not you.
— Johnnyboy (@Johnnyb45024230) July 7, 2021
Amazing to have such a passionate player like you 🔴⚪ pic.twitter.com/SjacPrTYbX
— Quinn Parkin (@parkin_quinn) July 6, 2021
So pleased to hear this. You’ve been our most consistent player for the last two seasons. It’s time you were made Captain. Great stuff! #safc
— David (@david_bryden) July 6, 2021
Hopefully get the armband this season. We need desire and passion and you have both in abundance. Delighted you’ve signed 🙌🏻
— Panhead1973 (@Panhead1973) July 6, 2021
Won't be long before you're up there with the likes of Super Kev and Bally. Wishing you every success for the season and beyond. Haway The Lads. 🔴⚪
— The Total Truth (@TheTotalTruth1) July 6, 2021
You're fast becoming the heart and soul of the club. No better man. Great to have you on board for the good times ahead 🤟⚽️
— Cormac (@RealCormacE) July 6, 2021
Made up for you being back mate! Keep bringing that passion. We all love you! 🐈⬛🔴⚪️🔴⚪️🐈⬛
— Phil Clemo (@pjclemo) July 7, 2021
Keep going and it won't just be club but country you will playing for!!!
— Tony Wedderburn (@MrWedders12) July 6, 2021