Archive for the football transfers Category

Rodriguez joins on loan; Joselu leaves

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership on August 16, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

JESÉ RODRIGUEZ has joined Stoke City on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain. Good signing, as although he has not had a great time at PSG he scored 18 goals in 94 appearances for Real Madrid.

Joselu has joined Newcastle Utd for a £5m fee. Despite bagging goals pre-season Joselu has never really seemed to be part of Mark Hughes’ plans. He joins Newcastle on a three year deal.

Bruno Martins-Indi joins Stoke City, Muniesa leaves on loan

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , on August 11, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Bruno Martins-Indi has joined Stoke City after signing a five year deal. Stoke have paid 7.7m Euros for him after he had a successful loan spell with us last season. A great back three now with BMI, Shawcross and Zumoa.

The club have denied reports linking Shawcross with Burnley and Joe Allen with his old club Swansea. However, Marc Muniesa has joined Spanish side Girona on a season long loan.

Former keeper Shay Given has yet to find a new club after being released by the club in the summer, however he may join the Indian Super League if he’d unable to find a suitable English club.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting joins Stoke City

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , on August 7, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Cameroon international forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has signed on a free transfer from Schalke 04.

He told Stoke City+ “I am just so happy to join the Stoke City family and have this opportunity to play in the English Premier League for the first time”.

Good signing and welcome to the Mighty Potters!

Bardsley joins Burnley

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , on July 26, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Another day, another player leaving Stoke as Phil Bardsley joins Burnley for a fee of £750k, possibly rising to £1.5m. He will link up with fellow ex-Stoke player Jon Walters and possibly Shay Given, who Burnley may sign as their third choice keeper for the new season. Mark Hughes has been impressed with Tom Edwards in pre-season so far, hence allowing Bardsley to leave (although shame we couldn’t have let Glen Johnson go as he if off the pace and prone to injury)).

The club’s strategy of having fewer senior players and allowing more youngsters to play in the first team seems to be gathering pace. Just hope we do sign a few players with experience, notably in defence and another forward as we are lacking goal scoring power – not an easy thing to find unless a club is willing to spend silly amounts of money.

Stoke lost 2-1 at Sheff Utd last night in their latest pre-season friendly with Xherdan Shaqiri scoring Stoke’s goal.

Chelsea’s defender Kurt Zouma has signed on a season long loan

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , on July 21, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Chelsea’s defender Kurt Zouma has signed on a season long loan.

Manager Mark Hughes told the club’s official website: “Kurt is undoubtedly one of the most talented young defenders in the game, so naturally his arrival will enhance our playing squad for the forthcoming campaign.”

Good signing for us and hope we sign Bruno Martin Indi, although that transfer has gone quite this week.

Arnie, Whelan off and Tonge up the Vale!

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Marko Arnautovic looks set to complete his £24m move the West Ham either today or tomorrow. A great player for us on his day, although you do wonder if his off field moods upset the dressing room karma. He’s moving purely for money though as West Ham are hardly Real Madrid, one of a few clubs he’d said he would only ever leave Stoke for.

Also packing his bags is Glen Whelan who has joined Aston Villa in a deal worth up to £2m, with an initial fee of £1.25m. One of the players who helped us gain promotion to the Premiership and he has been a regular since he joined in 2008, making 338 league and cup appearances for Stoke. One of the better players I have seen at Stoke in recent years and wishing him well at Villa.

Imbula looks set to leave before the new season starts with Torino the latest club to express interest in signing him.

Question is how much of the incoming transfer fees will Mark Hughes be given to spend? Various reports are linking us with Man City’s Fabian Delph in a £10m deal, not a loan as originally thought.

Chelsea defender Kurt Zuoma is all but signed on a season long loan and has even been photographed in Stoke kit! The delay in announcing this deal is thought to be whilst he agrees a new contract at Chelsea.

Bruno Martins Indi could still be a Stoke player, although Porto are playing silly buggers it seems and Crystal Palace are interested in signing him as well.

Man Utd’s Ashley Young has also been heavily linked with a move to Stoke.

Former Stoke player Michael Tonge is currently a trialist at Port Vale. He was at Stoke for five years between 2008 and 2013, where he spent more time on loan than at Stoke. Never really made an impact and not one of Tony Pulis’s better signings. After two seasons at Stevenage he is after a new club and if he joins the Vale he will link up with fellow former Stoke player Danny Pugh.

Marko Arnautovic hands in transfer request

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership, Transfer rumours with tags , , , , , on July 11, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Marko Arnautovic has handed in a transfer request after Stoke City rejected a £15m West Ham bid. Arnie was injured in last night’s friendly and a cynic could argue that was planned to avoid a serious injury whilst a transfer deal is done! His brother is his agent and he has been on social media today alleging that Stoke are holding up a deal.

Stoke beat Neuchatel Xamax 1-0 thanks to an own goal in the first match of the Uhrencup.