Sunderland defender Sebastian Coates will spend the 2016-17 season on loan at Sporting Lisbon, the Portuguese club have announced.
The Uruguay international has been on loan with the Primeira Liga since January and made 13 appearances for Sporting, who are two points behind leaders Benfica with one game left.
A statement on Sporting’s website read: “Sporting announces that it has reached agreement with Sunderland AFC and Sebastian Coates to extend the loan until end of season 2016-2017.
“The player arrived at Alvalade last January and has been key player in defence.”
Coates made 19 appearances for Sunderland in the first half of this season after joining permanently from Liverpool last July.