Ireland international Glenn Whelan signs new contract at Stoke

The Dubliner has made over 200 appearances for the club since joining in 2008.

Glenn Whelan has made over 200 appearances for Stoke.
Glenn Whelan has made over 200 appearances for Stoke.

IRELAND INTERNATIONAL GLENN Whelan’s seven-year spell at Stoke won’t be ending anytime soon, after the midfielder signed a two-year contract extension.

The club confirmed the news today, with Whelan — along with striker Peter Crouch — extending his stay at the club until the summer of 2017.

The Dubliner, who signed for the club from Sheffield Wednesday in 2008, has made over 200 appearances for the club.

Commenting on the news, Stoke Chief Executive Tony Scholes said: “Players like Glenn and Peter are very much the backbone of our squad and we’re delighted they have committed to spend at least another two years with the Club.

“They have both proved to be fantastic signings for Stoke City. The experience they bring to bear on the side, both on and off the pitch, cannot be under-estimated and they still have so much to offer.”

Manager Mark Hughes added:  “We’ve been talking to both players for a while and it’s pleasing that both want to stay and be a part of what we are striving to achieve at the club.

“They are both fantastic professionals who had contributed a great deal to Stoke City long before I joined the club and have continued to do so. I’m delighted they are staying with us for at least another couple of years.”

Originally published at 15.08

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