Cape Town - Stoke
City midfielder Ibrahim Afellay says he is delighted to have committed
his future to the English Premier League side after signing a new
Since joining the Potters from Barcelona on a free transfer, the
Netherlands international has become a firm fan favorite at the Bet365
Stadium for his committed displays and composure he brings into Mark
However, his future with the English top-flight side came into
question over the past few months due to a serious knee ligament injury,
which sidelined the former PSV Eindhoven captain for eight months.
Nonetheless, his return to fitness this season saw the 30-year-old
back to first-team action over the festive period and he has now
featured nine times in the league since then.
"I'm very happy," he told the club's website. "From the first day I
came to the Club I felt at home and I'm looking forward to the future
and to doing good things with this Club.
"The injury is all in the past now. I think I've showed that I'm back
in business and I'm just look forward now, working hard every day and
trying to make the best of everything."