Stoke stopper ready to stay.
Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is finally ready to end the months of speculation surrounding his future by committing to the club, according to Sky Sports.
The 25-year-old quickly cemented his place as Stoke’s number one since arriving in 2010 and has constantly been linked with a move to Liverpool and the two Manchester clubs after a string of fine displays this season.
However, after continued links he has finally stated his desire to stay with the side from the Potteries, thereby ending the club’s concerns over his future.
“I haven’t actually spoken with the new manager myself, but there will be a time when we can look at my situation,” he said.
“But as far as I am concerned, nothing has changed with the change of manager.
“I am committed to the club until someone tells me otherwise. And I am sure that whatever happens, the club will do what is best.”
Begovic, who is currently away with Bosnia ahead of Friday’s World Cup qualifier in Latvia, is excited by the prospect of Hughes arriving at the Britannia Stadium.
“I think it’s great for the football club,” Begovic added.
“Mark Hughes has got a pretty good track record in management in the past and hopefully he can come into the club and take us forward again.”