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Stoke not worried about exit talk over popular international forward

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The Stoke City fans who are competing in a pool tournament in The Transfer Tavern this evening are discussing the future of one of their players.

According to the Stoke Sentinel, the Potters remain unfazed over reports linking Jon Walters with a move away from the Brittania Stadium this summer.

The 32-year old only signed a new deal which has two and half years to run last summer, which proved his commitment to the club.

The Irish international, based in the North West will not be looking for a move especially as he does not want the extra travel time or the possibility of even having to move his family to be an option.

The popular figure hardly missed a game for the club last season and he maintained the dogged type performances that the club’s fans have become accustomed to during his time with the club.

Speaking about the rumours relating Walters future at the club, chief executive Tony Scholes said “Jon had a fantastic season for us.

“If we think back to 10 months ago, we hadn’t agreed a new contract with Jon and he was talking about maybe needing to leave.

“Then Jon ended up staying post the transfer window and in those two months he absolutely proved his worth to us and ultimately we agreed a new contract to keep him at the club.”

Mark Hughes already had plans in mind to see the club improve on their 9th place finish in the Premier League last season, and has been linked with an £11 million offer for Belgian international Axel Witsel.

How important does Walters remain for Stoke City? 


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