Last week the Official Website turned somewhat into Moritz Bauer’s personal PR machine.
Discussing a number of topics such as the statement that Welshman Joe Allen’s new contract was for the club given relegation last season and all the speculation about our midfielder’s future, he also dropped a few hints about his own future.
???? Moritz Bauer says the recent commitment of Joe Allen shows how ambitious the Club are ahead of this season.
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) June 28, 2018
The Austrian international came into the Potteries from Rubin Kazan in the January window and despite our on pitch failings and the disappointment around the club, Bauer was a small highlight as he endeared himself to the fanbase and of course this summer he has been subject to plenty of vague speculation himself about a quick move away from the club.
In the rounds of interviews that he took part in, he restated that he felt at home at the club and certainly implied he wouldn’t be going anywhere whilst the summer’s transfer window remained in full flow.
“As I said last season, everything is possible and I really do feel at home here, especially with this beautiful weather. I am an ambitious player, a curious player and I like to challenge myself and sometimes players like to try and win the Champions League or the World Cup. For me, I think I would like to be a player who helps Stoke City back to the Premier League because we all know that this is a Premier League Club.”
The 26-year-old was also saying all the right things about new manager Gary Rowett having now begun working with him.
In response to his words, fans on social media were adamant it could only be good news from our perspective many wanted the speculation about his future to be brought to an end with a new deal.
Oh. Potential new contract for the big man?!
— ???? Geeby Yu ???? (@GeebyYu) June 28, 2018
Really positive news and only applause for keeping hold of Joe Allen exctied about the new season well done
— Matt Adams (@mattyadamsscfc) June 29, 2018
— Wayne Adams (@adamswayne83) June 28, 2018
Give him the armband
— liampod (@PodmoreLiam) June 29, 2018
Best signing we've had in years. Genuinely here because he wants to be ????⚪⚽️
— Kirk Stubbs (@kirk_stubbs) June 29, 2018
— Stefan Gidman (@stokiestef) June 29, 2018
Agreed, with players like him & Joe Allen amongst us we won’t go far wrong….
— ????????Mighty Potter???????????????????????????? (@darren2903) June 29, 2018
— Chad from Ohio (@ChadWSU) June 29, 2018
Bauer is a proper geezer love him
— Danny Hunter (@DannyHu77067601) June 29, 2018