Mame Diouf Signs a Three Year Contract Extension With the Potters
Senegalese International Mame Diouf has signed a new three year contract extension to keep him with Stoke City until 2020.
The 29-year old striker whose deal was due to expire this year has been a key player in Mark Hughe’s side playing all their three games in the star studded side.
“We signed Mame as a striker and over the last 12 months, he has proved his versatility in a number of positions.” Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes told the clubs official website.
“He’s an extremely important member of Mark’s squad and were delighted he has committed his future to us.”
Mame’s versatility has made him a fan favorite at the Staffordshire based club ever since joining from Germany side Hannover 96 three years ago.
Speaking to Stoke TV, Mame couldn’t hide his joy saying he “couldn’t have it any other way.”
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“I am really pleased to have signed a new contract. I’ve been here for three years now and I feel am settled, really part of the club. My family are settled as well and that’s really important to me. ” [/perfectpullquote]
Asked about his recent switch from playing as a striker to the unexpected switch to the right wing back, Mame explained saying,
“I want to play as a striker but I’m a football player and I will always play wherever the manager asks me to and try to do my best.”
He looked comfortable in the position as the side held Manchester United to a 2-2 draw. He will make his 100th appearance for the club on Saturday when they visit Newcastle United on the road.
📝 @MameDiouf99 is targeting silverware after signing a new three-year deal with the Club today.
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) September 14, 2017
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Stoke City FC