New Potters deal for Whelan

Published Add your comment

Football News

Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan has committed his future to the club by signing a new four-year contract.

The 25-year-old moved to the Britannia Stadium from Sheffield Wednesday for £500,000 in January 2008 and has established himself as a regular in central midfield.

"I'm obviously delighted to have secured my future here with the club," said Whelan.

"I've worked hard since I arrived here and it's great to have been rewarded with a new deal."

Whelan played an important part in the Potters' promotion-winning campaign of 2007/08 but initially struggled to make the breakthrough at Premier League level.

However, he re-established his first-team place in the latter half of last season and hopes to be able to progress now the finalities of his new contract have been signed.

"It's taken a week or two to iron out but I never had to think about it really," he told

"I want to play at the highest level and achieve as much as I can and I feel I can fulfil my ambitions at Stoke. I was obviously disappointed for myself (at the start of last season) because I wanted to show I could play at this level.

"But I kept my head up and worked as hard as I could and fortunately I got my chance and have taken it. I turned things around at the turn of the year but I don't want to get too far ahead of myself because I know I still have a lot to learn.

"Hopefully I can continue improving here under the gaffer (Tony Pulis) and retain my spot in the starting XI. I learned a lot last season and feel better with every game that goes by."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Sheffield Wednesday
Stoke City
Premier League
Glenn Whelan

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again