Date: 14th September 2017 at 8:57pm
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Newly versatile Mame Diouf signed a new three year deal with Stoke City yesterday afternoon.

The Senegalese international’s existing deal was due to expire at the end of this season but he has now signed on until the summer of 2020.

The 29 year old has made 99 league and cup appearances for the club following his arrival back in 2014 from Hannover and in those games he’s contributed 19 goals, including this season filling in at right wing back.

Chief executive Tony Scholes told the Official Website.

‘We signed Mame as a striker and over the last 12 months he has proved his versatility in a number of positions. He`s an extremely important member of Mark`s squad and we`re delighted he has committed his future to us.’

Speaking himself after signing the deal, Diouf said the club were looking up and in saying that another top ten finish was the aim for the year, he’d also love to get his hands on a cup.

‘Another top 10 finish this season is the immediate ambition but we should be targeting the next step, an even higher finish, and success in one of the cup competitions. There`s no reason why we can`t win a cup; it`s a long time since Stoke City won a trophy and I`d love to be part of the team that did so again.’

He added.

‘I`m really pleased to have signed a new contract. I`ve been here for three years now and feel really settled, really part of the Club. My family are settled as well and that`s really important to me. I want to play as a striker but I`m a football player and will play wherever the manager asks me to and try and do my best.’

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