LATEST UPDATE : Stoke City has confirm key player a new one-year contract

Stoke City’s Enda Stevens has signed a new one-year contract to continue at the bet365 Stadium, according to StokeonTrentLive. Enda Stevens, a veteran defender, has signed a one-year contract extension with Stoke City. The 33-year-old hero of Sheffield United’s previous Premier League season has been in negotiations with the Potters about staying at the bet365 Stadium since joining from Bramall Lane last July.

The Republic of Ireland international left-back had an injury-plagued debut season with the Potters, making only 21 appearances. However, Stoke won nine of those games, and the club’s leadership was eager to capitalize on his experience when manager Steven Schumacher reshaped his side over the summer following a disastrous 2023/24 Championship campaign.

“I’m delighted to have signed a new contract because I’m really enjoying my time here,” Stevens told the club’s website. “I admire the Cubs’ overall stature, including the stadium, training grounds, and ambition. I definitely want to be a part of moving Stoke City forward.

“When I look at this squad, I see a lot of good football players. With the experience the lads gained last season, we can achieve victory.”

Stoke City FC - Enda Stevens signs for the Potters
Stoke won four and drew three of their final eight matches when Stevens returned from injury in late March. Over the course of the season, he appeared in 18 games and scored an average of 1.5 points.

Jonathan Walters, Stoke City’s sporting director and a former Republic of Ireland player, said: “We concluded last season strongly, and Enda played a role in that.

“He brought quality to our team with and without the ball, as well as the wisdom of having seen everything there is to see at this level, which aided us greatly in those high-pressure games.”

Republic of Ireland star Enda Stevens rewarded for fine form by Sheffield  United with pay rise and contract extension – The Irish Sun | The Irish Sun
“Enda’s performances towards the end of the season will not have gone unnoticed by our fans, who I believe will be delighted to have him return for the following season.

“As someone who knows what it takes to be successful in Championship football and beyond, he has a wealth of knowledge from which our younger players can benefit.”

Aston Villa gave Stevens his first experience of English football, with seven games and several loan moves after being recruited by Alex McLeish in August 2011. He subsequently spent two seasons at Portsmouth before entering the critical stage of his career with Sheffield United. In total, he appeared 192 times for the Blades after moving to South Yorkshire in 2017 and securing promotion to the top division two seasons later.

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