Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

Stoke: De Laet's a Red Devil

Stoke: De Laet's a Red Devil

Potters' reserve defender, Ritchie De Laet has left the club and joined Manchester United.

De Laet never played for the first team since joining from Belgium club, Royal Antwerp eighteen months ago but spent a period on loan this season at Wrexham. In a odd twist of fate, he's following the same path trod by the Red's reserve keeper and another former Stoke player, Ben Foster. He also never made it to the first team and was spotted by Alex Ferguson whilst on loan at Wrexham.

Foster has since gone to earn a full England cap and is tipped as a likely candidate to eventually take over the number 1 jersey at Old Trafford and so let's hope that this is the catalyst that helps Ritchie's career take off as well.

It's not been disclosed whether there was any transfer fee involved for the 21 year old, but Stoke say that they have agreed a 'performance related payment package'.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Thursday January 8 2009
Time: 8:26PM

Comments

0
performance related pay package - new terminology :-)
merlin
08/01/2009 20:31:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of International Football News

-

Recent Stoke City Articles

Instant Reactions - Manchester United v Stoke (15/1/18)

Following today's clash between Manchester United and Stoke City, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Stats: Manchester United v Stoke City

All the stats from Manchester United (3) vs (0) Stoke City, Old Trafford, 15/1/18 Att: 74,726

Manchester United v Stoke - Team Sheets

Manchester United are at Old Trafford with Stoke City the visitors today, this is an 8pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.

Lambert Becomes New Stoke Manager

Former Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert has today been appointed as Mark Hughes replacement at Stoke City.

Stoke City Archived Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Stoke
Write For Vital Stoke
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man U MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Butland0%
Bauer100%
Zouma0%
Martins Indi0%
Tymon0%
Fletcher0%
Shaqiri0%
Allen0%
Ireland0%
Choupo-Moting0%
Crouch0%
Sub - Wimmer0%
Sub - Sobhi0%
Sub - Diouf0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Stoke City Results (view all)

Stoke City Fixtures

The Vital Football Members League