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27 Aug 2014 12:56:38
What is the Shotton situation?

Some reports say he's on loan, others say he's signed a 3 year deal.

Anyone know the truth?

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Signed on loan til after the derby game, then a permanent :)

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Confirmed transfer list on BBC Sport says he's on loan.

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Why then has he posted goodbye notices severing his connection with Stoke where he has been since he was 9. Does he not think he could be coming back after loan?

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Potential for a permanent move if he impresses during his loan spell will be woven into the contract I assume. He probably intends to exercise this option.

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I doubt he will have actually severed his ties as Derby is pretty close to stoke. He'll most likely stay at his current home near longton

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So is it a 1 year loan with 3 year permanent deal after?

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26 Aug 2014 12:07:19
Stoke will make a last gasp effort to sign Dutch star Daley Blind on loan if Man U's Van Gaal doesn't show interest by the end of the transfer window.

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Hughes has already said he's not signing anyone!
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25 Aug 2014 17:13:28
Stoke are looking at a potential season long - loan deal for Danny Welbeck however face strong competition from Everton

Marc

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What planet are you on? Welbeck is terrible.

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No chance! I'd happily see him in a stoke shirt though.
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25 Aug 2014 17:12:09
Andriy Yarmolenko to sign for £11 million from Dynamo Kiev before the end of the transfer window

Marc

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Not going to happen, Stoke will not pay £11m for one player. Also Yarmolenkos wag demands are too high and Stoke wouldn't allow that, whereas other teams will pay his wages. If he moves, it won't be to stoke.

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He's got 12 months left on his contract - Stoke won't pay £11m. Wait until January and get him cheaper or next summer and get him for free.
PLUS, Hughes says all incoming business is done.

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One more player could potentially come in however it's not a guarantee, winger or centre mid. Hoping Geoff Cameron stays at Stoke, a good player that's slowly slipping away because of MH

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Wag demands

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I'd say Abbie Clancy could fulfil
his "wag demands". This however would of course require Crouch's co-operation.

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25 Aug 2014 17:01:43
Stoke are still looking to sign a minimum of two attacking players before the end of the transfer window

Winger - Andriy Yarmolenko - £12 million - Dynamo Kiev
(backup option - Ossama Assiadi - £4.5 million - Liverpool)

Striker - Connor Wickham - £7 Million - Sunderland
(backup option - Andr�-Pierre Gignac - £6 million - Marseille)

Stoke are also believed to be looking a new central midfielder and a new centre-back however these are dependant on the number of departures

Marc

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Yarmolenko not happening. Assaidi or Redmond potentially, but I wonder if Moses was an alternative to these because we were unable to get these. Wickham and Gignac is a load of rubbish. Not going to happen in a million years. and We are rumoured to be interested in Westwood of Villa and Danny Bath of Wolves.

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Good god, Hughes has said he's not signing anyone!

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25 Aug 2014 16:57:10
Stoke Players set to leave this summer transfer window:

Ryan Shotton - £500,000- Derby County

Jonathon Walters - £3 million - West Brom, Burnley, Celtic

Brek Shea - Season long loan - Hannover

Wilson Palacios -£1 million-Aston Villa

Dionatan Teixeira - 3 Month loan - Wolves and Sheffield Wednesday interested

Andy Wilkinson - Released - Blackpool interested

Jack Butland - Season long loan - Bolton

Marc

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Wilko just signed a 1yr deal

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Rubbish

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25 Aug 2014 16:52:14
Ryan Shotton signs 3 year deal with Derby.

Thanks Ryan and good luck.

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24 Aug 2014 19:31:25
Huth not in squad today. Could he be on his way?
Still think we will get ASsaidi.

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Id Keep Huth and let Texiera go out on loan to get much needed experience.

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24 Aug 2014 17:25:51
Danny Batth to sign for £4 million from Wolves with Dionation Texiera set to go the other way in a season long loan

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Anything is better than Wilson

Marc

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Wilson is class

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Wilson is a liability and I have not seen a worse centre back in the Premier League ever.

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24 Aug 2014 17:23:20
Stoke are also looking to add some new additions to the squad due to a recent poor start to the season. However new arrivals are dependent on the amount of departures

Stoke are looking at a minimum of 2 new arrivals and a Maximum of 4 before the end of the summer transfer window

Striker x 1 -
Connor Wickham, Sunderland (£7 million)

Winger x 1 -
Scott Sinclair, Manchester City (£3 million)
Ossama Assaidi Liverpool, (£4.5 million)

Dependent on departures Stoke may also look to add

CB x 1
Danny Bathh, Wolves - £4 Million

DM x 1
Ashley Westwood, Aston Villa - £6 million + Wilson Palacios

Stokie1

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Wickham would be a good signing

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24 Aug 2014 17:16:54
Stoke City are set to have a busy build up to deadline day with many players set to leave the Britannia.

Jonathon Walters - £3 million - West Brom, Celtic, Burnley and Sunderland are all interested

Brek Shea - Looks set to be loaned to a European team with Nuremberg favourites

Wilson Palacios - Free - Set for Aston Villa

Ryan Shotton - set to join Derby County on a free

Andy Wilkinson - to be released after being deemed surplus to requirement

Jack Butland - Bolton are interested in a season long loan for the young England Goalkeeper

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15 Aug 2014 20:27:56
Victor Moses to Stoke on loan, medical tomorrow morning

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I think its going to happen. dunno if I want it though

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He's never quite made it although he is premier league quality. He likes to play as striker like Odemwingie. So what do we need now. A winger, who wants to play on the wing, or a striker? Still think we will be moving 3/4 on.

We still have not spent much Are we only going to spend if we sell? certainly looks like it.

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Think he will be an excellent signing.

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Great for stoke well happy good times ahead

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He was incredible the season before he joined chelsea at wigan, let's just hope we can get him playing like that again!

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Moses loan finalised

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Check bbc sport finalised

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15 Aug 2014 20:02:06
News from Liverpool is that it is only Assaidi wanting a pay off from them which is holding up the deal with Stoke.

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Dunno what's going on, but let's face it we aren't getting him. disappointed with the villa result today too

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Assaidi was a stupid choice. He is greedy and injury prone, Moses is perfect and we can probably sign him at the end of the season.

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12 Aug 2014 23:28:59
C Palace bidding for NZonzi. unbelievable

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More likely its Walters. Cannot see NZonzi and Pulis kissing and making up. Nzonzis first transfer request was when he fell out with him.

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C'mon we all know that he will never leave stoke for palace

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Hughes said n zonzi wasnt leaving, maybe (and hopefully) pulis classes shotton had a midfielder and palace are getting shotton

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Not now pulis has gone

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12 Aug 2014 16:39:43
reliable source just told me stoke have inquired about the availabilitiy of chelsea's unwanted man Victor mosses on a season long loan deal.

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I would rather Redmond or Asssaidi over moses. he has pace and strength yes. but fluffs his crosses and shots a lot. snatching at things instead of composure

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Moses tends to run around without knowing where needs to go. He does have pace but wastes it. Seems to have been round for ages without really doing much.
I also think our Redmond "bid" is more to get a result on Assaidi.

I also believe Crouch will go but more Likely to be QPR or Palace. We would then need another striker.

Any ideas who it could be?

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Crouch to QPR to meet up again (6 times) with Redknapp. Fact!

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Thought moses was liverpools?

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Well done mate. Can your source now find a striker or tell whose leaving?

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09 Aug 2014 14:22:47
Stoke have offered Jerome + 5m for nathan redmond

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Lazy player for a young talent, can't falter! :)

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Hope not he's not good enough for Stoke.
I Would rather see Assaidi back he is a much better winger.

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I'd rather see Yarmolenko or Yedder but I don't think either will happen.
I'm starting to think now that IF we do sign a winger before deadline it'll be one not mentioned before (or Assaidi).

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There was a rumour in Nabil Bahoui, Swedish footballer, born to Moroccan parents, 23 years old and a winger.

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A great young talent but I would love to see yarmo

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09 Aug 2014 12:04:53
(from local press) - Reports in France say that Stoke are looking at signing the 23yo French striker Ben Yedder from Toulouse. He can also play on either wing.
16 goals in 38 appearances (albeit in a much inferior league). He's also on the radar of AC Milan, Roma, Florentina, Marseille and Lyon.
My personal opinion is this is nothing more than the agent fabricating Premier League interest to add value to their client.

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08 Aug 2014 17:07:41
Stoke given up on Assaidi and are looking at signing both Redmond and Yarmolenko.

Abel Hernandez is also a target if Crouch leaves for West Ham

Your thoughts? :)

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Get all 3!!! just get it done 1000%

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Stoke won't pay 8m for anybody.

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Paid 8mil for wilson p, paid 10 for crouch? have spent no more than baut 3mil so far this year with a rumoured 15mil to spend!

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08 Aug 2014 12:19:19
Crouchie to WHU likely today. Sky says deal is close

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As much as I doubt this will happen. Getting cash in for Crouch now and more so removing 60k per week from the wage bill should free up some funds.
However, I still think Crouchy is a great player to have in the squad and gives us something different off the bench.

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He has turned down the move

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It'll be hard for him to put pen to paper in East London while he's in Germany.

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Well, that happened didn't it?

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07 Aug 2014 16:16:15
Nathan Redmond to sign within a week. Watch this space

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I really hope so. A young, good prospect.

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Hughes seems to have Stoke playing with a fluid front 3. Not sure an out and out winger is as desperately needed as many 1st thought.

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Is this a ruse to get Ossie to make up his mind? We are told Liverpool is not the problem. Its either Ossie, or more likely his agent, trawling him around Europe
Redmond is a good choice anyway.

Let's move on.

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We're being linked with Yarmolenko now too. As above I reckon it's to show Assaidi's agent that we've got more options than just him.
75k a week wage would certainly be a problem with Yarmolenko.
That said out of Redmond, Assaidi and Yarmolenko the latter would certainly be my favourite.

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03 Aug 2014 05:41:33
Any news on Ossie?

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I haven't heard anything recently. It's all gone a bit quiet.

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Our negotiations with Assaidi and his representatives have been put on hold during our pre-season tour so that MH can focus on the technical and tactical ability of the squad.

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What do we think though? agree if we will sign him disagree if we won't.

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Personally, I think we will sign him. From the sound of it, we agreed a fee with Liverpool and the stumbling block now is simply his agent being greedy, but I imagine the closer it gets to the end of the window, the more worried the agent will get about losing the sale (Assaidi wants first team football, Agent wants commission) and he'll stop being so greedy and we'll get him on our terms.

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Not so sure we will get him. Stoke are going to stand firm on their wage evaluation because that's their way. Assaidi and his agents will now tout him out across Europe and somebody somewhere will be willing to pay stupid wages for players. I can already think of 2 clubs in London alone *cough-West Ham-cough-QPR*
If we do sign him it'll probably be on 31st August though.

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29 Jul 2014 04:01:26
Ronaldihno could be Hughes' "big name" signing, as he has just been made available for free after leaving Atletico Mineiro.

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I think robinho on loan as he will go to Orlando and the co owners are a Brazilian and the director of stoke kaka has gone to Brazil robin ho to stoke

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Bloody hell last post made a great deal of sense thank for clearing that up pal

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Hahaha

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On his Way to Boca Juniors plus the Assadi deal is back on

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Boc Juniors have recently denied their Ronaldinho interests. Its unlikely that we will see him next year but it is still a possibility.

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Wage will probably be in excess of £45k a week. He'll go to a poorly run club like QPR or West Ham (more money than sense).
The Coates family luckily has sense and money in equal proportions - lots!

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Yeah the problem being, they aren't willing to spend their money - hence all the "bargain" signings.

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No assadi agreed to lower his wage to join stoke

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I'd rather Stoke sign the likes of Diouf for free and Bojan for about £1m than do a Fulham and spend £11m on a championship player.
Buy clever not big.

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Yeah but overall I'd rather us simply pay, for better players. Not random Greek players that have done well in a random European league. Proven players

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Random Greek player from Greek league?
Bardsley - English - Sunderland
Sidwell - English - Fulham
Diouf - Senegalese - Hannover
Bojan - Spanish - Barce-bloody-lona

The only player we've signed who's a little random is Dionatan Teixeira. A highly rated YOUNG BRAZILIAN allbeit from the Slovakian League.

I'd love for people to say who they think we should have signed as apposed to just naysaying a management team that has produced the best Stoke side in over 40 years.

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No such thing as a proven player. Every player is a risk.

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I'd rather us be sensible (as we are) AND spend big money than just be sensible. Obviously the reason Hughes was brought in was because of his ability to sign "bargains". But I'd much rather us spend money on good players, proven in good leagues. Okay so some signings might not work out, but some will and it can be great. Just the difference between Adrian Ramos and Mame Biram Diouf. Or the difference between Sergi Roberto and Steve Sidwell. I feel like we would benefit from putting money into our transfers and personally I wish we would. I'm fed up of seeing low key signings every year, I want someone to get excited about and I want to be entertained.

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So would you have been happier spending £12m on Diouf last season? That's how much they wanted and what we were close to spending. Instead we played it smart and got the same player for free. Diouf is a massive signing that has been over looked and somewhat over shadowed by Bojan because he's from Barcelona.
Don't forget that we've got to abide by financial fair play. We only get about 27k supporters on match days.

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I'm afraid you're talking complete nonsense. First of all Hughes was not brought in to buy bargains, he was brought in to play attractive football which under pulis wasn't happening. (in the eyes of the Coates family) Secondly, Hughes' previous managerial spells have ended because he's brought in players that have had this so called reputable "big player" reputation in major leagues (Robinho, Granero etc) all moved for money and have not cut it in the premier league. As said before we have brought in players (for free) that have premier league experience - Sidwell, Bardsley, Diouf and like people have already stated we have brought in two players who have no prem experience however are highly rated and still young to become great players. I think Hughes has learnt from previous mistakes and will gradually build instead of major reform. Rome wasn't built in a day. Lastly and this is my personal opinion I want players who are excited to play for the club instead of moving for money. When times get bad they're the player who will drag the team through. Players who sign for big money and on big wages will just advertise their availability and I personally do not want that. If you do want that then I'd suggest supporting QPR.

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Personally, simply to provide an alternative argument for you all, I say MH OUT, LONG LIVE THE REIGN OF LORD TONY PULIS! You all underestimate how good Pulis was. The only reason we stopped playing well was because the players stopped playing for Pulis and working hard for him. Our poor season wasn't down to Pulis, it was down to the players. They simply didn't want to work hard enough. This was proven by Pulis' miraculous recovery of a dead and buried Palace team last year. Palace will finish above us this year and we will finish below 10th because other teams are investing heavily.

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Adrian Ramos? Really?
You need your head checking. Let's put aside the fact that Ramos was signed by a Champions League side so we wouldn't have had a look in.
Both players (Diouf and Ramos) have played the last 3 seasons in the same league, here are the stats.
Ramos has a games per goal rate of 2. 8
Diouf has a games per goal rate of 2
That's a 6 goal difference over a 38 game season. Furthermore both players are rated at around the £10-11m mark. The only difference being that Dortmund payed that amount for Ramos where as Stoke got their player for free.
I'd say out of the two clubs Stoke are conducting better business on this one.

Also, you can't really compare Sergi Roberto to Sidwell. There's near enough a decade between them. One is an in contract Barcelona player valued at at least £7m. The other was an out of contract Fulham player. You might as well be playing Championship Manager at this point. Why not sign Shaqiri: he hasn't played much recently, maybe he'd like to come to Stoke?
What I will say for Sidwell though is that last season he scored 7 goals (top goal scorer) in a truly awful team. Roberto scored none for one of the best teams in the world.

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All of our signings this summer have been poor in my opinion.
Sidwell - 31 and played for a relegated team.
Diouf - Poor at Man Utd and had an average goal scoring record in a league which is much less competitive than the Prem. Will he be a success? Doubtful.
Bardsley - wasn't even wanted in a Sunderland team which was poor last year.
Bojan - had one good season when surrounded by Xavi, Messi, Iniesta, etc. But since then has had 3 terrible seasons and has shown that he cannot compete in more competitive leagues that Spanish league and isn't as good in poor teams. He will he poor this year.
Teixeira - I've never heard of him. He's 21 and from the Slovakian league. Can't imagine he'll be much use for a few years (if at all).

I appreciate that the Coates family don't want to spend money, but they're going to have to because once our current squad ages, if they continue to not invest, we'll go down.

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Mate, under pulls stoke had a very old team. now under hughes we have brought in much younger players. this will be our likely squad next season.

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Cameron (29) Shawcross (26) Huth (29) Pieters (25)

Arni (25) n'zonzi (25) adam (28) possibly assaidi/redmond (25) (20)

Diouf (26) Bojan (23)

By the time these players are old and past prime, we will have time to replace them

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Yes thank you. in the coming years we will replace huth and cameron, and maybe a new mid. we have a bright future. *touch wood*

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A goal every other game in the Bundesliga is by no means poor.

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If the Bundesliga is less competitive than the Premiership then surely, unless you play for Bayern or Dortmund, it'd be harder to score?
That makes Diouf's goal record of 1 in 2 even better.
Diouf and Bojan have got the makings to be a devastating partnership.

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Pulis loving post has got to be a spoof? Hasn't it??

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The point is now that MH has a more complete squad than TP ever had, competition in each position and won't have to play centre midfielders in defence anymore. plus they've done the business early enough for the player to gel enough in pre-season so we should hit the ground running. Also there is prob at least 7 teams worse off than us this time round (QPR, burnley, Leicester, West brom, Sunderland, Villa, Southampton) all for different reasons but I do think that Stoke had a good midtable team last year (that overacheived) that's been added too and not lost any big names so stop doubting and believe for once!

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No it doesn't make it a more impressive record. it just means it's easier for an average player to stand out in a team and it means the majority of the time, he's playing against weak opposition, so it's easier to score. You are completely wrong and that was a stupid thing to say. HOWEVER, I happen to think that Diouf was a great signing and I also agree that Bojan will come good for us.

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27 Jul 2014 17:10:52
The telegraph said the on the waiting list was jay Rodriguez

How long was he injured for

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Yeah, I saw this but how many wingers do we really need? Arni, Odemwingie, Assaidi? Bojan, Redmond?

There will just not be enough game time to go around. personally I think we need to look for a proven striker that will bang in goals

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/ we don't have assaidi or redmond yet! so currently we really do need another winger!

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Proven striker = Diouf

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IMHO I reckon we could do with signing 2 wingers; 1 starting 11 winger - Assaidi, Redmond etc and 1 winger for depth.
Realistically we only have Arnie.
Odemwingie was good on the wing but is a striker.
Bojan is a striker and has been at his best when played as such.
Shea - unconvinced as yet if he's good enough - might be going?
Walters - meh! - might be going?

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Bojan is a striker really. if you played him on the wing he is a bit aimless. he needs to be up front, getting in behind defenders

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I don't think Diouf is proven. He may have a pretty good goal record but everything changes in the prem.

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Only the likes of Van Persie and Aguero can be properly classed as 'proven' season after season goal scorers.
We aren't in a position to buy a 'proven' goalscorer so every player comes at a slight risk.
Benteke, Michu, Ba, Yakubu, Holt in recent seasons alone have all been top 10 Premier League goal scorers one year and failed to perform the next.
Diouf has been very consistent over the past 3 seasons in one of top elite leagues in the world. He is as much of a proven goal scorer as we can expect to get.

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26 Jul 2014 12:00:41
Javier Hernandez might be the star player Hughes has said about signing

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Already signed 2 strikers. Can't see Herdandez willing to go from sitting on the bench at United to sitting on the bench at Stoke.

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United said to want between 10-15mil for him, 1 can't see us paying that for him and 2 I don't think he is worth that much!

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Possible loan deal? As cover in case Bojan doesn't crack it straight away. Hughes says he will still use loan market.

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We need proven striker and quick doubt diouf who has a poor record is going to do it for us. Bojan is more a deep lying player. Looks like coates a'nt going to spend on the stadium or the team. Come on we need a goal scorer don't wanna suffer crouch and walters another season. Ill be happy with Hernandez, Assaidi and Redmond

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Diouf has a poor record?
Last 3 seasons - 71 appearances in all competitions scoring 35 goals. That's pretty much a goal every 2 games.
He has the 9th top goal scorer in the 2012-13 season (only 1 goal behind Muller).
Over a 38 game Premier League season that's 19 goals.
Your opinion is not supported by the actual statistics.

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we won't get Hernandez, Assaidi and Redmond. I suspect we'll get ONE of those three, unless we loan one. I think we'll buy Assaidi OR Redmond and then potentially loan Hernandez but I find that unlikely.

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Diouf was a flop at a team in the top 3 of the prem if he can't do it for a team that dominated most matchs ill doubt he'l do much for us. If you think the german league is as good as the prem you are wrong. Only once in 6 seasons have our top goal scorer got more than 10 in the league. Bottom line is Coates won't spend money. Free transfers a'nt gona fire us up the league, any player who is going to improve us a'nt gona be aloud go out of contract, Diouf won't get 15 in the league. Bardsley and Sidwell worse than what we have.

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Diouf wasn't given a chance at Man U and he was very young. He's grown a lot and shown he can be a consistent goal scorer in the Bundesliga in the past few years and that is as good as we're going to get at the moment. As for the "good players don't go out of contract" statement - that's ridiculous. If a player refuses to sign a new contract because he wants to move, the club can't do anything about it. Stupid sweeping statement.

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Do you realy think any of our best players would leave for nothing? No we would sell them with one year left on there contract if they refused sign another and they would be plenty of bidders. Bardsley has been told he won't be first choice next season by Sunderland, both he and Sidwell did not interest anybody whilst under contract because they are not worth any money.
. Hughes has no money to spend he has signed them because they are free but nether are better than what we have. Hanover could have sold Diouf last season but would rather him leave for nothing which says how good he is. He got 8 last season 12 one before is that better than what we have? No I rest my case. Championship clubs are spending more than us.

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You don't have to spend millions to have a great side, southhamptons old team cost next to nothing, still finished 8th

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For the record Southampton have at least 2 players who have cost more than Stokes record signing Wayama £12 and Osvaldo £15 and they have something Stoke have not had for 35 years a youth policy. So if you can't bring em through the youth team you have to buy them.

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Stokes youth team is incredibly poor and has been terribly organised over the past few years. No good youth prospects are produced unlike at Southampton.

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And how good is Wanyama? He's not worth that amount anymore he had a poor season and needs go back to the Scottish league, simple

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25 Jul 2014 23:20:05
Stoke looking to offload Shotton, Walters, Palacios and Jerome.

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I hope so. Unfortunately I can't see there being many takers for the likes of Shots and Palacios.

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25 Jul 2014 23:18:55
Stoke hoping to tie up a deal for Assaidi within the next 5 days. If a deal cannot be concluded by then, Stoke will submit a second improved offer for Nathan Redmond. Stoke are also rumoured to be interested in Zakaria Bakkali again.

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Apparently Assaidi (or his agent) is demanding £45k a week and Stoke aren't willing to meet those demands.

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I think, all in all, Nathan Redmond may prove to be a better signing.
1. He's much younger than Assaidi
2. He's not as injury prone
3. He can boost the English Player requirement

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Ousamma Asssaidi? Do me a favour. He was a flop at Liverpool and now our very astute manager is going all out to get him! The mind boggles.

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Assaidi was one of a number of '' flop '' Liverpool signings who were never given a chance, Aspas, Borini and Alberto to name a few. I think given a chance he will prove to be a good buy.

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Is that the same "very astute manager" who has;
given Stoke their highest points total, highest league finish, 1st top half finish, 1st time as top midlands club in it's 125 year history, revolutionised Stoke's playing style to make games more entertaining to watch whilst spending less in 2 seasons than Fulham have on one very average Championship striker?
Assaidi was a 'flop' at Liverpool but he proved last season that given a chance in the right set up he can be sensational. He terrorised opposition defences last year with his skill and scored some stunning and crucial goals. Assaidi has proven he is a very good player. The only problem Stoke have with Assaidi is concerns over injuries and high wage demands.

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He may have been a flop at Liverpool but he was magnificent for us last year?

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Thats the one!

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Its easy become the top midlands club when there's only WBA and Villa. There use to be 1/3 midlands teams in top division.

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24 Jul 2014 15:35:54
Dont shoot the messenger but. I've heard on the grapevine that Mark Hughes is looking at a loan deal for Roger Johnson from Wolves. Could be just what we need

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Worst rumour so far.
Hughes has already signed a CB, he's also signed an out and out RB which frees up Cameron for defensive cover.
Also, if Hughes wanted a newly promoted Championship player he could just go out and buy one. There's no need for an established PL club to be loaning from lower divisions.

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Don't be silly lol

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23 Jul 2014 08:22:12
Following the Bojan deal Stoke are looking at signing 2 more players in the next couple of weeks.
Assaidi is one. Fee has reportedly been agreed and now Stoke are just trying to settle on personal terms (greedy agents).
No idea who the 2nd is? And looking at the current squad, I'm not even sure if it'll just be a squad player unless a 'starting 11' player is sold?

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Heard on another rumour grape vine that Hughes is still after another big name?

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Cash + Cameron Jerome has allegedly been offered for Redmond.
Personally can't see us signing Redmond AND Assaidi. Competition for places is great n all but Arnautovic, Assaidi and Redmond will all see themselves as definitive 1st team starters. Someone will end up very unhappy. Plus Odemwingie also made a claim to be considered during the last half of the season and with a reasonably successful world cup.

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Stoke need a CAM quick (hunt) would be a deadly signing! Agree or what?

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If we play the same 4-2-3-1 as last season a CAM like Hunt would be awesome BUT with the signings we've made (Diouf and Bojan) Hughes might be playing 2 up top next season.

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Hunt has already signed a contract with someone (cant remember who)

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Hunt has signed for Wolfsburg

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22 Jul 2014 15:36:57
Barcelona have finally agreed a deal for Bojan which will see him spend the upcoming season on loan at Stoke City, this will be announced very shortly potters

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Apparently Barca have agreed for Stoke to BUY him.

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Cannot believe we have signed this player. Is he a striker? don't think so! 4 goals in 24 appearances for Ajax would suggest not. Same strike rate as Kenwyn Jones and Mark Hughes got rid of him. The mind boggles. We would have been better off getting Emily Heskey. Relegation scrap this season. Cheers Mark.

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It was a buy for £3 million. We have him on a 4 year deal.

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This guy is only 23, he's scored 40+ goals for Barcelona at a very young age so that proves a point in itself, what a fantastic signing for Stoke, watch out for this lad it's going be all about him next season!

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Heskey, Jones don't think they are in Bojan's league, its not all about scoring goals. Relegation scrap. you will be selling your season ticket then?

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Lifes good fellow stokies, lifes always good! another season top10 great to be a potter

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Bojan brilliant signing by Stoke well done to Hughes

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Bojan- brilliant coup for Hughes
Anyone that has watched football over the last few years will see this is a quality signing and takes the club to the next stage. In the alternate if we want to play in the championship we could have kept Jones and signed Heskey

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How deluded you all are. brilliant coup for Hughes? Pah! He's scored 26 goals in 104 appearances for Barcelona over 5 years. What a strike rate! Any striker worth his weight should be scoring those goals in 2 season - at least. And you're right. I have not renewed my season ticket and never will until MH is gone.

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Why hate on a manager who got us our highest finish in the prem with barely any of his players.

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Bojan scored 10 when he was 17 in La Liga

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Have mixed feelings on this issue. I was opposed to Hughes when he first joined but have to admire his pickings (cheap but good, Pieters and Arnautovic in particular)

Now I think we have to back him with his latest pickings. To me the most significant signing could turn out to be the new centre back.

Another matter of interest is whether Bojan has a buy out clause? They seem very fashionable. If he has, how much??

Now we have to wait and see who he gets rid of. Any bets?

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How can WE be deluded especially when YOU can't see how well Stoke have done under MH and within a season the club is looking at bigger prospects and progression speaks for itself.

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In my opinion its time to get rid of wilson, he did a job but was a bit shaky at times, plus we now have texeria who looked decent vs monchangladbach (is that how you spell it?) so maybe its time he left, also I personaly would want n zonzi to go.
Why have a player who doesn't want to play for us.

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It's Nzonzi's dad/agent who is unhappy with Nzonzi being at Stoke not Nzonzi himself.
Mark Bowen has said that the £3m figure for Bojan is a joke and was considerably less than that, barely into six figures. This deal only gets better.

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I agree that Wilson isn't good enough, but I feel he's a good utility player as he can play full back, centre back and centre mid, so he could be useful if we get a lot of injuries. However I feel we must keep N'Zonzi, he's too good for us to let him go in my eyes.

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Barcelona will weave a buy back clause into the deal of Bojan joining us.

They did it to Roma and they will do it to us.

If Bojan plays well this season, then we will have to say bye bye to him on the cheap and he will return to the Barca bench

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Barcelona only have a first refusal clause on Bojan. Like United had with Shawcross.
All's this means is that if any other team comes in with an offer for Bojan at a later date Barcelona can decide to match it and get him back.

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22 Jul 2014 00:51:59
Stoke looking at parma Jonathan biberany

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I presume you mean Biabiany? Not true.

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