Charlie Adam commits to Stoke City

In an effort to build on their success of last season, Stoke City has reached an agreement on a four-year contract extension with midfielder Charlie Adam.

Adam, 29, has been playing for Stoke City since 2012 when he joined from Liverpool for £4 million. Prior to Liverpool, Adam played for Rangers in the Scottish league. After 6 years playing in Scotland, Adam made his move to the English leagues, signing with Blackpool for just £500,000.

The Scottish midfielder just completed his third season for Stoke City, scoring seven goals in 35 appearances for the club.

While Adam has been essential to Stoke City’s recent success, he has also earned the label of dirty player in some people’s eyes, after questionable tackles of his have caused significant injuries to Gareth Bale, Olivier Giroud and Paulinho, among others.

Nevertheless, Stoke City are coming off their most successful season in club history, earning 54 points in the Premier League and finishing in ninth place.

Manager Mark Hughes has made it clear The Potters want to upgrade some areas, and after signing Spanish striker Joselu, re-signing Adam is certainly another step in the right direction.