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Month: June 2014

Stoke Happy With Teixeira Signing

Posted on June 11, 2014

Stoke City has added a new player into their squad after signing Dionatan Teixeira from the Slovakian club Dukla Banska Bystrica.

Following the completion of the transfer, Teixeira expressed his happiness about joining the Premier League club Stoke City as he said: “I have a new, great club and it is the start of a new life for me. I have to train well to I have to play Premier League and develop my football. I very much wanted a chance to play to the best league in the world.”

On some previous occasions Mark Hughes has praised Teixeira as the manager of Stoke City considers the defender to be technically gifted with plenty of potential.

The Welsh manager said: “I’ve liked what he has produced during his short time with us and that is one we are hoping to progress. He’s a technically good player, but he’s also young and will have plenty still to learn.”

Mark Hughes also wants to strengthen the offensive sector of Stoke City with rumors that are linking the English club with Mohamed Yattara of Lyon. Yattara is a 20 year old striker hailing from Guinea who can also play on the wings and even at his young age, he has already represented Guinea on 6 occasions and made over 90 appearances throughout all of the clubs he has played for.

Stoke City’s pre-season tour will see them locking horns against Borussia Monchengladbach, 1860 Munich and FC Schalke 04 as the team of Mark Hughes wants to prepare themselves for the next season which kicks off in August And Mark Hughes wants his side to compete in the Europa League but will need to at least get a top 5 finish in the Premier League.


Month: June 2014

Hughes Hopes For Funds

Posted on June 2, 2014

Stoke city manager Mark Hughes has stated that he is hoping that funds will be available for his disposal in the summer. Stoke just completed a remarkable campaign during which time they have managed to stay in the top half of the table. This was always going to be difficult season for the club given that they were without manager Tony Pulis, who had been at the club for several years. Hence, this was seen as a transitional period, but Hughes has managed to implement some methods from the past to help the club retain their philosophy.

Hughes was primarily brought in to improve the style of play at the club. He has largely tried to implement this by the arrival of players like Stephen Ireland. However, he has also not been looking to make the changes too quickly, which would have been disastrous. After a season in which they almost reached the Europa league places, Stoke will now be looking to build in the coming seasons. The first step towards doing so will be handing Mark Hughes a sizeable transfer kitty in the summer. The former Manchester city manager, though, does not know the size of the funds at his disposal.

Stoke have been linked with permanent moves for players like Oussama Assaidi.

“I haven’t really been given (a total in) pounds, shillings and pence, but if I go to the owners with a good case for certain players then they will try to back me, I’m sure. It’s not a case of them trying to move the goalposts. I knew exactly when I got the job here what the ball park figure was. We had more variation in our play and we four different scorers (v Fulham), so it shows we’ve got a threat in different areas, are not one dimensional and can mix it up,” said Hughes.