Liverpool’s Fernando Torres and Manchester City’s Stephen Ireland will be remaining with their current club’s for the next 5 years.
Torres, who recently scored his 50th Liverpool goal, has been a huge success since joining the Anfield outfit from Atletico Madrid two years ago. Indeed, even though he had 4 years left to run on his current deal, Liverpool have offered him improved terms and added an option' to take the agreement through to 2013 / 2014.
Manager Rafael Benitez said:
Fernando is one of the best strikers in the game today and, at his age, can only get better.
Every major side would want him in their team, but he has shown how much he wants to achieve success at Liverpool by committing his future to the club.
He’s a special talent but still has the hunger to improve his game.
Meanwhile, Stephen Ireland has signed a new five-year contract at Manchester City.
The club’s player of the year had been linked with a number of other teams but has now pledged his future with City until 2014 saying:
I never had any doubts about staying. Hopefully, I’m going to be here for the remainder of my career.
I don’t see why not. I’m settled, I love the club and the fans and I don’t see what’s going to make me leave.