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Butland signs new Stoke contract

Jack Butland has signed a new long-term contract with Stoke.

The goalkeeper has signed a new five-and-a-half year deal, committing him to the Potters until the summer of 2021. 

The 23-year-old told the club's official website it has been a whirlwind 12 months: “It’s been incredible. I’ve waited a long time for my chance, worked incredibly hard for it and I am really enjoying my time here so I’m delighted to extend it even further.

“It was an easy decision to make, especially off the back of this season with the Club moving forward and stepping in the right direction. 

“I’ve felt comfortable here and I felt ready to come in and make my mark in the Premier League, which has gone extremely well. 

“I joined when I was 19 and I probably bit off more than I could chew, wanting to be involved and play a big part straightaway. 

“The Club dealt with it brilliantly by allowing me to play games out on loan, while still continuing to train at the Club and eventually the chance came along at the perfect time that suited both parties. 

“I will always back myself, I’m extremely pleased with how this season has gone and the position we’re in as a team so it really was a no brainer for me. I am thrilled to commit my future to Stoke City.” 

Chief Executive Tony Scholes told the club's official website: “We are naturally delighted that a player of Jack’s quality has signed a long-term contract. 

“We’ve always held Jack in the very highest regard but he has exceeded even our expectations since Mark selected him as our first choice goalkeeper. 

“As a Club we feel it’s important that we tie down our talented young players on lengthy contracts and Jack’s new deal is a fitting reward for his progress this season.”

 

 

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