Maurice Edu of Rangers has signed for us subject to work permit. He’s done well at Rangers although as usual the Fantasy Football Stoke fans are bemoaning his signing before the lad has kicked a ball for us. Welcome Edu and hope you do well for us!
Also they moan over transfers but they take time and in the case of Tom Huddlestone we have to make sure the club don’t get shafted if he got injured. Look at Aston Villa last season with Jermaine Jenas, he was injured went back to Spurs but Villa still had to pay his wages. The Huddlestone loan deal could still happen next week though.
Who else in next week? I think Michael Owen looks more likely although as a free agent he doesn’t have to sign by deadline day next Friday August 31st. Defoe could be one but unlikely I’d have thought but as we know with Pulis he pulls a few surprises like Crouch last season and Cameron Jerome, although he may be off?