Sunderland striker Connor Wickham has signed a four-year deal, keeping him at the club until 2019.
He arrived on Wearside, aged 18, in 2011, and has gone on to become an established first team player.
"I'm delighted that Connor has committed his future to us for the next few years.
"After his contribution at the end of last year, he continued to improve his football and become an important part of our team.
"He keeps learning, he is able to adapt to different positions up front and he is enjoying our philosophy of play so I'm really looking forward to keep working with him for the benefit of our club.
"I think it was very important to tie down a young English centre forward as there are not many around, this shows clearly the way this football club wants to progress."
The region's surviving FA Cup clubs now know who they will play in the third round...
Blyth v Birmingham City
Gateshead v West Brom
Sunderland v Leeds
Newcastle v Leicester City
Middlesbrough v Barnsley/Chester
Middlesbrough will play away against Barnsley or Chester in FA Cup Third Round
Blyth Spartans will host Birmingham City in the FA Cup Third Round
Gateshead will play away to West Brom in the FA Cup Third Round
Gateshead have won 2 - 0 against Warrington Town in their FA Cup match at the International Stadium.
Gateshead have taken an early in their second round FA Cup game against Warrington Town.
Newcastle have ended Chelsea's unbeaten run this season, with a 2-1 victory over the Londoners at St James' Park.Read the full story ›
Newcastle United have clinched a 2-1 victory over Chelsea at St James' Park.
All three goals came in the second half. Both Magpies' goals came from Papiss Cisse. Didier Drogba scored for Chelsea.