Archive for the football transfers Category

Shaqiri joins Liverpool

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , on July 14, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Shaqiri completed his transfer to Liverpool yesterday. He made it clear he wanted to have Champions League and Premiership football this season. A real pleasure to watch in a Stoke top and good luck at Liverpool.

Grant to Man Utd and Federici joins Stoke

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , on July 3, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

https://www.stokecityfc.com/news/adam-becomes-third-new-signing

STOKE CITY have made their third new signing of the summer with Australian international goalkeeper Adam Federici arriving from Bournemouth where he was third choice. He has signed a two year contract and replaces Lee Grant who has joined Man Utd on a two year deal.

Muniesa completes Girona move

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , on June 28, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Marc Muniesa has made last season’s loan move permanent signing a three year contract with Girona. He was a technically adept defender, hindered by a few injuries and a hit with the fans. He will be missed and good luck at Girona!

Reports in the media today that goalkeeper Lee Grant could be off to Man Utd as their third choice goalie. Good move for him if it comes off, although we’d need another keeper especially as Jack Butland could still leave this summer.

 

Joe Allen signs new four year contract

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , on June 18, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Great news to see Joe Allen sign a new four year contract. The sort of player and attitude we need in the coming season, with hopefully Jack Butland staying on at least for next season as there has not been any confirmed interest in him as yet from other clubs.

Gary Rowett’s backroom staff should start to be confirmed shortly with current U18’s coach at Derby and Stoke favourite Rory Delap set to join the staff. Goalkeeping coach Andy Quy will remain in post. Callum Davidson, currently assistant boss at St Johnstone, is also set to join the backroom team.

Another pre-season friendly has been announced, away at Walsall on Saturday July 14th.

Benik Afobe signs for Stoke City

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , on June 12, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Second new player in twenty four hours as Benik Afobe signs from Wolves on loan with a compulsory permanent deal in January. Wolves only signed Benik permanently from Bournemouth earlier this month after a successful loan spell there last season.

Leaving the club today is Ramadan Sobhi who joined Huddersfield Town for £5.7m. He showed glimpses of class, however he failed to hold down a regular place in the team and be good to see if he can develop with his new club.

Etebo signs for Stoke City

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , on June 12, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Gary Rowett’s first signing is Nigerian international Oghenekaro Peter Etebo who has signed a five-year contract. He joins from Portuguese side Feirense for €7.2million. He looks very pacey and a good addition to our midfield.

Summer transfers 2018 –

In

Oghenekaro Peter Etebo (Feirense)

Out
Stephen Ireland – released

Glen Johnson – released

Jese Rodriguez – loan finished

Kostas Stafylidis – loan finished

Kevin Wimmer – Hannover 96 (season long loan with option to make permanent at the end of the season)

Kurt Zouma – loan finished

Stoke City pre-season friendlies

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , on June 5, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City attend a training camp in Germany w/c 16 July with a mini-tournament on Saturday 21 July against SV Meppen and Hamburg. The players report back for pre-season training on 27 June.

Incomings could be Wolves striker Benik Afobe, who has only just signed permanently with Wolves following a loan spell from Bournemouth last season. Bizarrely he has only just signed for Wolves, however Wolves look set to make a couple of million profit as they paid Bournemouth £10m and we are rumoured to be bidding £12.5m.

Stoke have also had a £4m bid for West Brom midfielder James McLean rejected, although it is looking likely he will sign for either us or Cardiff as he has stated he wants to leave West Brom this summer.

Ramadan Sobhi has completed a medical ahead of a move to Huddersfield Town which is set to complete before he competes for Egypt in the World Cup.

Other confirmed friendlies are –

Wed 18 July VFL Bochum (A)

Sat 21 July SV Meppen v Stoke City/Hamburg v Stoke City – Hänsch-Arena

Wed 25 July Wolves (H)

Sat 28 July FC Pauli (A)

3 Aug Championship season starts

Summer transfers 2018 –

In

Out
Stephen Ireland – released

Glen Johnson – released

Jese Rodriguez – loan finished

Kostas Stafylidis – loan finished

Kevin Wimmer – Hannover 96 (season long loan with option to make permanent at the end of the season)

Kurt Zouma – loan finished