Thursday, August 24, 2017

Ireland pens new Stoke deal

SoccerNews in English Premier League 15 Apr 2014

10 Views

Stephen Ireland has committed his future to Stoke City by signing a new three-year contract with the club.

The 27-year-old midfielder initially joined on loan from Aston Villa earlier in the season before making that switch permanent in January.

And he has now penned a long-term deal with Mark Hughes’ side, which will keep him at the Britannia Stadium until the end of the 2016-17 season.

“We’re delighted that Stephen has committed himself to us. He’s an outstanding player; I think we’ve seen that in the time that he’s been with us,” Hughes told Stoke’s official website.

“He’s someone I’ve worked with before and that will help Stephen because he enjoys working in a stable environment where he knows people. I think that gets the best out of him and we’ll reap the benefits of that and I think the next few years will be great for him.

“He’s still a young man and we’re arguably getting him at a time in his career when he should be at the peak of his powers. I think it’s a great opportunity both for Stephen and the club.”

Ireland’s career has been revitalised since linking up this season with former boss Hughes – who managed him during their time together at Manchester City.

He has made 21 Premier League appearances so far this term, scoring twice.

City chief executive Tony Scholes added: “From talking to Stephen it’s evident that he has really enjoyed his time with us so far.

“He was grateful for the opportunity we gave him to play first-team football on a regular basis again and we are pleased to have secured his services for another three years.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top