Jack Butland signs new five-year deal at Stoke

first_img1 Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland has signed a new contract with the club taking him through to the summer of 2021.Butland, who joined the Potters in January 2013 on a four-and-a-half-year deal, only signed a fresh contract taking him through to 2019 around a year ago.The 23-year-old has since succeeded the departed Asmir Begovic as first-choice stopper and put in a series of impressive displays this season.Reports have suggested England international Butland – linked with some major sides this term – has been rewarded by Stoke for his fine efforts with a significant pay rise.Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes said on 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 (Hughes, the Stoke manager) 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.” Butland joined the Potters in 2013 from Birmingham last_img

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