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Gravesen linked to Stoke move

With the Stoke manager now back from his summer holiday and the list of targets now drawn up, Pulis is very keen to now start bringing in some new players before the start of pre-season training on July 10th.

The latest name to be linked to the Potters is Celtic midfielder, Thomas Gravesen.

The former Evertonian spent a season with Real Madrid before joining Celtic in 2006, but has failed to make his mark north of the border and had a distinctly tepid return to Goodison Park last season with only five appearances during a season long loan.

Now 32 years old, it's thought that Celtic are keen to offload the former Danish international, even to the extent of offering a free transfer and paying him up on the final year of his three year contract. This could make a move to the Potteries a possibility, but his 60,000 a week salary may cause Peter Coates to have a wince or two in the wallet area, unless they can persuade him to take a pay cut in return for the chance of regular first team football.

Certainly, a player of Gravesen's undoubted class, even if he is nearing the end of his career, will be an interesting player to have around the Brit next season.




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Writer: Chris Baldwin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 27 2008

Time: 9:01PM

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Good lad, poor player. Mad man that was brought in basically to geer up the crowd, a cheer leader if you will.
EvertonMike
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27/06/2008 21:23:00

I'll personally pay his bus fare down...
The Green Griffin
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27/06/2008 21:51:00

wages will be too much for a smaller club like stoke
jamiekilgannon1
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27/06/2008 23:14:00

would be a decent a player
Just-an-Ipswich-fan
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28/06/2008 11:29:00

Is he still alive?
pentonpompey
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29/06/2008 20:02:00

Past his sell by date.
Tiny T
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01/07/2008 11:00:00

Apparently so Penton.
eastneydave
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01/07/2008 13:35:00

dnt get tht puddin! u can have aaron mokoena tho lol
kendog
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02/07/2008 14:24:00

i agree he is past it now and he carries to much weight to be able to cope with premier league. he really struggled with everton last season
jamiekilgannon1
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02/07/2008 15:12:00

He would certainly be a hard working midfielder for you if you could get him.
dazza71
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07/07/2008 21:25:00

 

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