Fuller, Diao, Davies, Soares and Moult all leave the club
The legend that is Ricardo Fuller heads the list of players leaving the club on frees. A true Stoke legend and it has been a delight to see him weave his magic on the pitch. He has had his off moments including the ‘bitch slap’ on Andy Griffin at West Ham and on his few games this season seems to have lost some of his magic. But he has been superb for us and at his peak unplayable and a menace to opposition defenders.
Also off is Salif Diao, never a massive hit with some fans but he was top draw in the Europa League games this season and when called upon does a decent shift. Plus who can we run a sweepstake on now as to when he would get a yellow card?
Tom Soares has been on loan at Hibs and may well head north of the border for a new club. Lewis Moult hasn’t really done that much first team wise and Andrew Davies is already with a new club, having signed a year’s contract with Bradford where he was on loan last season.