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Bojan Inks Long-Term Deal With Stoke City


Stoke-on-Trent, England – Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic has signed a new four-and-a-half year contract, committing him to the club until the summer of 2020.

The Spanish international moved to the Britannia Stadium from Barcelona in the summer of 2014 and overcame a serious knee injury to become first-choice for Mark Hughes this season.

“I am very happy and motivated,” Bojan told the official club website. “Stoke City gave me the opportunity to play in the most competitive league in the world, the Premier League, and I have only words of gratitude for their trust and for the way they have treated me since the first day I arrived to England.

“Mark Hughes convinced me to come to Stoke, he has helped me and showed his trust in me from the beginning, he followed closely the recovery process from my injury and there is no doubt I have signed an extension of my contract thanks to him.”

Chief executive Tony Scholes added: “Bojan has made no secret of the fact that he now regards Stoke as his home in a football sense.

“When he joined us he made it clear that he wanted a period of stability in his career. It’s obvious that he has found what he was looking for with us and we’re understandably thrilled he has signed a long-term contract.”

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