STOKE WON’T BUY
Posted on January 11, 2012
English Premier League club Stoke City’s manager Tony Pulis does not expect to be buying during the January transfer window and admitted that there are more chances of players leaving during the transfer window than any new arrivals.
The Potters, who signed five top players in the summer – three of which during the last day of the summer transfer window – are reportedly happy with the squad as it is, but might just sell one or two players to release some cash, if there is need for it. One player who is almost certain to heading for the exit door at the Britannia Stadium is former Arsenal and Liverpool midfielder Jermaine Pennant, whose indifferent form has failed to impress the manager.
Speaking to the media, Pulis said that he is extremely happy with the players in his squad who have managed to take Stoke City to eighth in the English Premier League and progressed to the knock out rounds of the UEFA Europa League.
The season kicked off with a bang for The Potters who beat both Liverpool and Chelsea at home and managed to draw with the champions Manchester United. Pulis believes that these performances are enough to reinforce his belief that the side is good enough.
However, the manager did admit that some players might have to leave the Britannia Stadium in order to balance the books and went on to add that if any of their long term targets became available in January, then he will definitely think about moving in for the player but that doesn’t seem to be happening. The Stoke City manager also added that there were also some squad players who needed some game time.