Blimey, what’s this Stoke looking to sign a player for next season even before this season has ended? Croatian striker Ivica Ollic has been over to the club for talks with Mark Hughes on Monday. The player is out of contract at Wolfsburg in the summer who only offered the 34 year old a one year deal as opposed to Stoke’s proposed two year deal. If he signs all our forward line will be over 30!
Meanwhile of our two current loanees, it looks like John Guidetti is unlikely to join us as he looks set to a move to Holland, whilst Oussama Assaidi may yet still play this season. He also seems open to signing for the club permanently from Liverpool if such a chance arose.
Early bird season ticket sales are up 50% on last year a sign that fans are taking to Mark Hughes and his style of play.
Former player and currently at Oxford Utd, Dave Kitson aka the Ginger Ninja, has joined Teamtalk as a columnist. Kitson is also heavily rumoured to be the Secret Footballer, who penned a column for ‘The Guardian’ and has had two books published so far.