“Ryan has an exciting opportunity ahead of him which I know he’s keen to grasp and I wish him nothing but success for the future,” Stoke manager Michael O’Neill said.
The Potters were promoted to the Premier League in Shawcross’ first season at the club. He was appointed captain at the start of the 2010-11 season and led the team to the 2011 FA Cup final, where it lost to Manchester City.
Shawcross has seen limited playing time since breaking his leg in a pre-season game against Leicester in July 2019.
“Ryan’s contribution to the club over the last 14 years simply cannot be overstated,” Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes said. “His outstanding leadership and the consistency of his displays made him a talismanic figure for us.”
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