With less than a month to go until the transfer window opens the footballing rumour mill is beginning to build into a crescendo of speculation. In keeping with this tradition I will be giving you my run down on the players who are being linked with a move to the Bet365. This time a player whose name stirs memories from the other end of the A50:
Current Club: Napoli
Position: Centre Forward
Possible Price – Around twenty million pounds
Anybody else interested: West Ham amongst others
Giraffe or Lemon: On current form a Lemon
Where Would He Fit In:
Would be a straight replacement for Wilfried
Do We Need Him:
Seeing as we have already loaned out one out of form European striker the obvious answer is no but if Wilfried does decide to cash in on the riches of the Chinese League we would be at least one player short up front.
Who’s place would be under threat:
Wilfried would be the obvious choice but if Hughes decided to keep the Ivorian as well, both Super John and Two Meter Peter may be looking for new clubs
Verdict: Whilst the deal may be a lucrative one for the player and his agent the amount of money that would likely be involved and the fact Gabbiadini is out of form means this is not the deal Stoke should be looking to make.