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27th Aug 2015

Jonathan Walters hits out at Stoke City after refusing new contract

"So talk’s cheap when it comes to things like these"

Robert Redmond

“In my eyes if they valued me it would be there and it’s not there.”

Jonathan Walters has had some choice words for Stoke City, after turning down a new contract from the club due to the terms being offered.

The 31 year old, who has attracted interest from Premier League club Norwich City, is out of contract at the end of the season and didn’t hold back when speaking about the situation.

“In my eyes if they valued me it would be there and it’s not there,” Walters said after last night’s win over Luton Town in the League Cup.

“So talk’s cheap when it comes to things like these and I’ll leave it for the men behind the scenes to sort out.”Stoke City v Swansea City - Premier LeagueThe Republic of Ireland forward joined Stoke from Ipswich Town in 2010, and has scored 51 goals in 216 appearances.

However, with Walters rejecting what he considers a derisory contract offer, and Stoke signing Xherdan Shaqiri, who play’s in the position Walters started most often last season, the Liverpool native might not be long for the Britannia Stadium.

“There’s a contract there but people behind the scenes know why and I’ll leave it with my agents and lawyer,” Walters said.

“That’s it. I can’t really go too much into it. Of course I’d be disappointed if I had to leave.”

“I’ve been here five years and we’ve improved every year and I can give you every stat for those years and I’m probably in the top two for everything.”

H/T The Irish Examiner.

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