The Frenchman has been solid since arriving for free in October.
In October Gus Poyet moved to help Sunderland's ailing defence by bringing in a top talent on a free transfer.
The player in question was Anthony Reveillere, and he has been a solid signing.
The veteran Frenchman was a former Les Bleus international but had been without a club for a number of months after leaving Napoli last summer.
With Sunderland struggling at the back they felt that Reveillere, who can play across the back-line, represented a perfect stop gap signing.
But he has gone on to put in 16 consistent performances and it looks like the veteran will be given another year at the Stadium of Light.
A report today from the Sunderland Echo suggests that, regardless of what league they are playing in next season, Sunderland are prepared to keep hold of the Frenchman for the foreseeable future.
Reveillere is reported to be settled into the area and is enjoying the challenge of English football at this late stage in his career.
The move will reportedly be sanctioned by Sunderland sporting director Lee Congerton.
Sunderland fans should be fairly pleased that the deal is coming off as he represents an experienced and versatile option at the back.