Writer: Chris Baldwin
Date:Monday July 28 2008
48 hours ago Marton Fulop was a cast iron certainty to be unveiled as Stoke's new keeper today, but then along came Thomas Sorensen....
Whilst the Potters had agreed a transfer fee with Sunderland for the Hungarian international it seems as though it is all up in the air again as Tony Pulis decided to give the former Villa and Sunderland keeper, Thomas Sorensen a trial at the Brit today.
Sorensen was released by Aston Villa in the summer and whilst his star may be on the wane, he has the advantage of being a free agent and is said to be keen to stay in England.
What Marton Fulop must make of this 11th hour and 59th minute intervention by the Danish international keeper we may never know, but he must be wondering if he is really destined to pull on a Potters' jersey after already having had a loan spell cut short after only five days last season, followed by several weeks of transfer negotiations and an abortive attempt by Stoke to sign Scott Carson in the middle.
But from the club's perspective, it's only right that we're able to weigh up all the alternatives before putting pen to paper on what would be a very expensive deal for someone who is currently a reserve keeper - rumoured to be in the region of £3m which could rise to nearly £6m with performance bonuses.
If they do decide to continue with signing Fulop, then let's just hope that someone else doesn't nip in and pinch him from under our noses in the meantime.
Date:Monday July 28 2008
Ref Watch: Moss to officiate Southampton v Stoke (Monday October 20 2014)
Millwall loan deal for Wilkinson (Monday October 20 2014)
Butland joins Derby on loan (Monday October 20 2014)
Stats: Stoke City v Swansea City (Monday October 20 2014)
Stoke fans want Huth to return against Swansea (Friday October 17 2014)
Moses set to be fit for Swansea (Wednesday October 15 2014)
Muniesa wins Stoke's September goal of the month (Wednesday October 15 2014)
Huth or Wilson? Who should start at centre half? (Wednesday October 15 2014)
Ref Watch: Olvier to officiate Stoke v Swansea (Wednesday October 15 2014)
Adam wins Sunderland man of the match poll (Wednesday October 8 2014)
|11. Hull City||8||2||4||2||0||10|
|12. Aston Villa||8||3||1||4||-8||10|
» WBA : 20/10/2014 21:51:00
|Rate The Players: Stoke City 2-1 Swansea City
» Swansea : 20/10/2014 21:09:00
|West Brom v United - Team Sheets
» Man Utd : 20/10/2014 19:04:00
|A Look Back to A Saintly Beginning
» Southampton : 20/10/2014 18:37:00
|Ref Watch: Moss to officiate Southampton v Stoke
» Stoke : 20/10/2014 18:25:00