Stoke City have moved swiftly to ensure one of their key players remains a part of the squad until 2016.
Robert Huth was a record Stoke transfer when he joined Tony Pulis' side for £6 million from Middlesbrough in 2009 and has now signed a three-year contract extension.
The German international, has been a near ever present in the Stoke team over the last three yearsand has made 130 appearances in total, scoring 17 goals.
The defender, who will celebrate his 28th birthday on the opening day of the 2012-13 BarclaysPremier League season, still had another year to run on his present contract, but City were eager to secure his long term future.
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