Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

Stoke in talks for Belgium defender

Stoke in talks for Belgium defender

Stoke City have confirmed that they are in talks with a Belgium club for the loan of one of their players.

That club is believed to be Royal Antwerp and the player, 18 year old defender, Richie de Laet. The Sentinel broke the news by claiming that the signing had already been made, but this has been robustly denied by Stoke, who have said that negotiations are at a 'sensitive stage' and will not comment further until a deal is either done or not.

De Laet seems to have come recommended by Ryan Shawcross, who also spent last season on loan at Royal Antwerp.

If the move does go through, it seems that Adam Rooney may be part of the deal and go to Antwerp, also on loan, for the season.

Championship newcomers, Blackpool are hoping to pick up Andy Wilkinson from us if the De Laet loan deal goes through. Wilko spent time last season on loan at the Seasiders and they seem keen to do a deal if Pulis feels that he now has enough in defence to let the Academy graduate go.



Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:BoothenP
Date:Thursday August 16 2007
Time: 4:47PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Stoke City Articles

West Ham To Seal Arnautovic Deal?

West Ham have so far failed with two bids for Arnautovic but a third bid is expected to see the Hammers complete his signing and bring an end to his Stoke career.

West Ham Plan A Third Arnautovic Bid

Interest from Everton in the past saw Stoke's Arnautovic express a desire to go before he not only stayed but signed a new contract. West Ham bids have failed but a third will be made.

Martins Indi Snatched Away By Crystal Palace?

Stoke may well have agreed a deal with Porto for Bruno Martins Indi but so too have Crystal Palace? He looks like he is going to join our Premier League rivals instead?

Amiens SC Friendly Announced

Yesterday evening Stoke City announced a friendly against newly promoted French Ligue 1 side Amiens SC.

Archived Vital Stoke Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Barker
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Stoke's 13th placed finish was...
Suggested By:
Brilliant, above expectation10%
About what I expected7%
Average4%
Below expectation43%
Poor, simply wasn't good enough36%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Stoke City Results (view all)

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

Write for Vital Football