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Wednesday 13 June 2012

Stoke agree new Huth deal

Potters defender signs contract until end of 2015/16 season at Britannia Stadium

Defender Robert Huth joined Stoke City from Middlesbrough in 2009

Stoke City defender Robert Huth has agreed a new three-year deal at the Britannia Stadium until the end of the 2015/16 season.

The 27-year-old, who moved to the Potters from Middlesbrough in 2009, has made exactly 100 Barclays Premier League appearances for the club, scoring 12 times.

"I've had a fantastic time here, the best three years of my career"
- Robert Huth

Huth told Stoke's website that he was delighted to sort out his contract before the start of the 2012/13 season.

"I've had a fantastic time here, the best three years of my career," he said.

"It's been great to play a big part in the club's progress over that period, but also to gain some personal recognition with the Player of Year awards which I won at the end of the last two seasons.

"I have ambitions in the game and I am relishing the chance to achieve them here at this football club, so I can't wait for the new season to come around."

Great signing

Stoke manager Tony Pulis said the German international was "one of the best signings this club has made since we were promoted to the Premier League".

He added: "It's fantastic news that he is staying put for the long term.

"It's a massive boost for us all and I know our supporters will be especially pleased because they have really taken to him since he joined us.

"They love the committed way he approaches the game and that is one of his many attributes."

Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes said: "With Robert we know what we've got and what an important part of the team he is. We are delighted he has committed his long-term future to the club."

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Key Points

  • Robert Huth signs new three-year deal at Stoke City
  • Deal commits 27-year-old to Britannia Stadium until summer 2016
  • German has made 100 Barclays Premier League appearances for Stoke