Harry Souttar signs new long-term deal with Stoke City

Socceroos defender Harry Souttar has signed a new long-term deal with Stoke City, which will reportedly keep him at the club until mid-2025.

The 22-year-old's new contract comes after his impressive season so far where he's featured in 21 Championship matches for the Potters.

"Harry has made a lot of progress this season and although he still has progress to make, it's nice to have another young player who sees his long-term future here at Stoke City," said coach Michael O'Neill.

Souttar has been with Stoke since 2016 but has had loan spells at Ross County and Fleetwood Town (twice) prior to establishing himself in Stoke's first-team.

The centre-back has played two games and scored four goals for the Socceroos after debuting for his country in a 2019 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Nepal in Canberra.

"It was a really really easy decision," Souttar shared with Stoke City+. 

Talks went on for a month or two but I was always going to sign. I still had two years left on my original deal and obviously made it very clear to the gaffer that I wanted to stay. 

"He's put a lot of faith in me this season and I was just delighted with the deal.

"With the loans I've had I've probably spent more time away from the club than with the club, so I'm just loving every minute this season."