September 15, 2017 / 7:22 AM / 10 months ago

Stoke's Diouf signs new three-year deal

(Reuters) - Stoke City forward Mame Diouf has signed a new three-year contract and is looking forward to helping the Premier League club push for a top-10 finish and a trophy.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Stoke City vs Arsenal - Stoke-on-Trent, Britain - August 19, 2017 Stoke City's Mame Biram Diouf in action with Arsenal's Sead Kolasinac REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Senegal’s Diouf, who joined Stoke from Germany’s Hannover three years ago, has made 90 league appearances for the Staffordshire-based club scoring 17 league goals.

Diouf helped Stoke finish ninth in the league standings in his first two seasons at the club until that run was broken last term when they finished 13th.

“Another top 10 finish this season is the immediate ambition but we should be targeting the next step, an even higher finish, and success in one of the cup competitions,” Diouf told the club’s website ( on Thursday.

“There’s no reason why we can’t win a cup; it’s a long time since Stoke City won a trophy and I’d love to be part of the team that did so again.”

Stoke have five points from four matches in the Premier League this season and visit 10th-placed Newcastle United, who have six points, on Saturday.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Ian Ransom

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