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Stuart Armstrong Latest To Sign New Deal
Saturday, 2nd Jan 2021 09:06

Saints have continued their strategy of securing key player to new contracts by agreeing a new deal with Scottish International Stuart Armstrong, just a couple more players to go now and the process will be completed.

Stuart Armstrong has signed a new contract that ties him to the club until the summer of 2024.

The Scot who is in his third season at the club will turn 29 in March and the 3 1/2 year deal could possibly see him end his career with Saints if he completes it.

So far Armstrong has started 47 Premier League games plus another 25 as sub scoring 10 goals in the process and although initially he struggled to adapt to the step up from Scottish football to the Premier League, after the arrival of Ralph Hasenhuttl he started to flourish.

He is the latest in a string of first-team players to sign new deals in recent months, following on from the likes of James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Jan Bednarek, Shane Long, Will Smallbone, Jake Vokins and Nathan Tella, as well as Saints manager Hasenhüttl himself.

Ralph Hasenhüttl said: “I am very happy with this news. Stuart is a very smart player and is someone who is important for our team.

“He has become more comfortable and confident playing in the number ten position, and it has been pleasing to see the development he has made as a result of the work he has done with us on this. I think he is someone who can continue to improve and make a very positive contribution for us here in the future, so it is good for the club and for him also to sign this deal.”

Stuart Armstrong said: "I'm very happy. It's a great group, we're doing well, it's very positive, and to extend my time here and be part of the club going into the future is something I'm very happy about.

"It's a great club to be a part of and it's a club that has a feel of positivity and heading in the right direction.”

Good news for Saints supporters, but there are still a couple more new contracts to be signed, the one that everyone wants to see is Danny Ings put pen to paper on an extended deal as well as Ryan Bertrand

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underweststand added 09:36 - Jan 2
Good news!, Stuart brings another dimension to our midfield, and hopefully we will see a renewed energy in his game as since his " brush with Covid" , he seems to be " a little below par " compared to his earlier appearances.
It maybe taking time for him to fully adapt to Ralph's new role for him, but when on song he is a real force in himself. Looking forward to the next few years with him commanding MF.

halftimeorange added 09:51 - Jan 2
Stuart is certainly an intelligent player and doesn't always do the obvious, which makes him a cut above many other players. I can't understand why he hasn't had more outings in the Scotland team.

Chesham_Saint added 10:59 - Jan 2
Good! Fast becoming one of my favourite players and even as a die-hard England fan it’s pleasing to see Scotland producing some excellent players again.

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