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Osaze: I don’t want to leave Stoke

Osaze: I don’t want to leave Stoke

Recuperating Nigerian striker Osaze Odemwingie is happy with his gradual return to full fitness and has again openly declared that he would be happy to stay on with Stoke City beyond the summer when his current contract expires.

Odemwingie 33, has been out for nearly five months after damaging an anterior cruciate ligament in a 1-0 win at Manchester City but the striker says he is hoping to be back soon to show that he deserves an extension.

“It has been a big blow but hopefully, I can get back and get my career going again as soon as possible.” Odemwingie told Radio Stoke.

He added: “I have not had discussions about extending my contract yet but there is no rush for that.

“At the moment, we are in the transfer window and there are players who are key players to the team right now who have more pressing situations.

“I saw Peter Crouch saying he would like to stay not just for one year with Stoke but maybe more and I am the same. It’s a really good place to be and a great club.

“You have to be realistic but if I can get back training and show the manager I can still put the ball in the net then everything else will take care of itself.

“You can lose form but you don’t lose your quality.” He concluded.

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