Archive for Saido Berahino

Berahino drugs claim

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Saido Berahino claims a spiked drink on a night our led to his recent drugs ban. He certainly didn’t enjoy his past couple of years at West Brom. Hopefully he will get on the score sheet this weekend away at Leicester.

Shaqiri look set to sit out the weekend again after picking up another knock whilst playing for Switzerland in the week. He could be another possible summer departure along with the likes of Bojan, Wolschied and Joselu.

One summer incoming transfer could be a season long loan of Chelsea starlet Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The Sentinel reported this in January and now the ‘Daily Mail’ have picked up on a possible summer move.

Berahino signs and two youngsters out on loan

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , on January 23, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City finally signed Saido Berahino from West Brom on a five and half year deal for at least £12m, rising to possibly £15m with add ons/clauses. Hopefully he can rediscover his goal scoring form of the 2014-15 season. His signing could see Bojan leave this week with Middlesboro the most likely destination still.

Two youngsters have gone on loan for the rest of the season…Ollie Shenton has joined Wrexham and Ryan Sweeney has gone to Bristol Rovers. Shenton was tipped to break into first team action after a couple of subs appearances in the 2014-15 season. This is the first loan period for Shenton which will hopefully develop his potential further. Sweeney joined us in the summer from AFC Wimbledon after impressing greatly during his time there.

Bojan, Crouch and Walters

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership, Transfer rumours with tags , , , , , on January 13, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Bojan looks to be the centre of a bid from Middlesboro, although Mark Hughes in his press conference today said Bojan was going nowhere, although he is injured and misses tomorrow’s game at Sunderland.

Peter Crouch has signed a one year extension to his current contract which keeps him at the club until 2018.

Jonathan Walters has had knee surgery and is likely to be out for a few weeks.

Only one incoming transfer has gained any traction, the continued pursuit of West Brom’s Saido Berahnio. Spurs are reportedly interested again with Pulis and West Brom keener to cash in now as Berahino’s contract expires this summer.

Bruno Martins Indi Stoke bound?

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , , on August 31, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Porto defender Bruno Martins Indi looks set to join Stoke today on a season long loan, with an option to buy him next summer. If we sign the Dutch international expect Wollscheid to leave.

The ongoing Saido Berahino saga will reach a conclusion today with Stoke still hopeful of signing him if West Brom land their striker target. Of course West Brom’s current manager is the king of deadline day Tony Pulis. If not Berahino then Man City’s Wilfied Bony on loan could happen and pave the way for Joselu to leave.

There could even be a surprise signing (he said in hope!) as Mark Hughes and his management team do like to conduct transfers away from the spotlight as much as possible.

Stoke U23’s lost 1-0 to Bradford last night in the Checkatrade Trophy and senior players Charlie Adam and Marc Muniesa played a part.

Summer ins/outs:
IN
Joe Allen (Liverpool £13m)

Ramadan Sobhi (Al Alhay 6m Euros)

Ryan Sweeney (AFC Wimbledon – undisclosed fee))

OUT
Peter Odemwingie (released) *

Steve Sidwell (Brighton & Hove Albion – free) *

Marc Wilson (AFC Bournemouth – undisclosed fee) *

George Waring (Shrewsbury Town – loan)

Choulay (Shrewsbury Town – loan)

* = in last season’s 25 man squad list

Transfer deadline day looms for Stoke

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , on August 30, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Very quiet on the transfer front for us as the Oatcake MB goes into full Samaritans mode! It looks as though we are trying to offload Joselu, who has not even made a match day squad this season. He had been linked with a move to Deportivo la Coruna, however wages seem to have scuppered that deal. He may still yet go out on loan and a disappointing signing as he only joined us last summer and obviously does not feature in Mark Hughes’ plans.

Philipp Wollschied has been lined with a move back to Germany and he was back in his native Germany at the weekend – for treatment to an inner ear problem. Whether he was discussing a possible move as well remains to be seen. Unlikely to happen unless we sign a replacement, possibly two and that looks increasingly unlikely, plus we are short on defensive cover now Marc Wilson has left and Glen Johnson is still injured.

Saido Berahino may have gone on holiday but he is still being linked with a possible move to us or Crystal Palace (they are also in the race to sign Bony on loan).

Man Utd’s Phil Jones could still join on loan.

The transfer window closes tomorrow night at 11pm and I personally think we will get a centre back in on loan and that’s it. Not a great summer for our transfer dealings if that happens and hope we have enough cover for our injury prone team.

Tonight the under-21’s (or 23’s as the official fixture list has it) take on Bradford City away in the group stages of the English Football League Trophy (Checkatrade). Can’t see a massive attendance and ironic that the league one and two clubs can face fines for fielding too many youngsters, yet the Premier League and Championship clubs will be fielding academy sides. Attendances are expected to be very low at the games as many fans don’t agree with allowing the academy teams to take part in place of last season’s non-league sides.

Ryan Sweeney signs from Wimbledon AFC

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , on August 5, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke have signed the highly promising defender Ryan Sweeney from AFC Wimbledon for a fee of £250k. He’s only 19 and looks set for a role in the Academy set-up or possibly a loan move for the short term. Good signing on the basis of reports about him and hopefully he will make the first team in due course.

Ramadan Sobhi’s first day of training with us can be seen here. Lots of excitement over his signing, not only from us Stoke fans but his many fans in Egypt.

The ongoing saga of the possible signing of West Brom’s Saido Berahino looks to be in doubt again after West Brom completed a takeover by a Chinese businessman. However, he was previously at Blackburn and an admirer of Mark Hughes’s management so maybe this could help the transfer?

The rumour mill has Peter Crouch linked with a possible move to Wolves. Possible although if he does drop down a division clubs like Brighton may also be interested.

Joe Allen set to join the Potters?

Posted in Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC, The Premiership, Transfer rumours with tags , , , , on July 21, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Despite Mark Hughes hinting in a recent interview this week could be quiet on the transfer front it appears we have had a fee agreed with Liverpool for Welsh international Joe Allen. Worth keeping an eye on John Percy’s Twitter as he often gets Stoke transfer news spot on. Great signing if we get him.

Still no update on the possible signing of West Brom’s Saido Berahino and whether a fee has been agreed.

Meanwhile former goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, who only left Stoke last summer, is set to leave Chelsea and possibly join Everton.