Shawcross prepares for new MLS season with Inter Miami pass Stoke exit
After 14 years with Stoke, Shawcross has agreed to terminate his contract and start a new career path with Inter Miami.
, reached an agreement with his club to joinInter Miami
after spending 14 years with the Championship side and being involved in 400 appearances at bet365 Stadium.
The 33-year-old, who joined Inter Miami before the commencement of MLS 2021 season, is expected to make his first appearance for his new club on April 3rd.
"Ryan's contribution to the Club over the last 14 years simply cannot be overstated. His outstanding leadership and the consistency of his displays made him a talismanic figure for us,"
Stoke chief executive, Tony Scholes, said in a statement.
"He feels the time is right to explore new opportunities and leaves with our very best wishes. I would like to take this opportunity to wish Ryan, his wife Kath and their family every success for the future - they will always be welcome at the bet365 Stadium."
Shawcross first joined Stoke on a loan coming fromManchester United
to later sign a permanent deal with them in 2008.
At the start the 2010-11 campaign, Shawcross became Stoke’s captain to lead them to the FA Cup final agaisntManchester City
Talking about Shawcross, Stoke manager, Michael O'Neill said:
"It's very rare these days for a player to stay at one club for 14 years; I'm sure Ryan has had opportunities to go elsewhere down the years but he clearly felt settled and valued here.”
"He hasn't figured as often as he would have liked over the past couple of years but his professionalism and the way he has conducted himself, both on the training ground and around the club, since I joined simply cannot be questioned."
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