Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

Pulis: Diao wants to sign but...

Pulis: Diao wants to sign but...

Tony Pulis has relented to pressure to reveal why the Potters' number one target, Salif Diao has not yet signed for the club.

Apparently, he does not regard himself as fully fit and will not commit the club to signing a contract with him until he his.

Pulis told the official site: 'He doesn't want to come here and take money off of us while he isn't ready to train.

I have spoken to Salif, and I have been up there and seen him twice, but he is adamant that he won't come until he is fully fit or nearly fit.'

He had such a great time here last season and like I say he doesn't want to ruin that by coming here while he is unfit."

Sounds very laudable - if that's the whole story, but we've still have thought that the club could have persuaded him to sign, fully fit or not.

It certainly seems like money is not an issue as he's had plenty of opportunity to talk to other clubs but not taken them. There's no doubt that with a six month lay-off under his belt, he'll not be fully fit, but unless there other fitness issues, the best way for Diao to get back to playing football would be to sign up with the Potters and get on down to the Michelin.

With the current central midfield lacking just what Salif can offer with his cool, calm and commanding presence in the middle of the park, we need him as soon as possible.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Wednesday November 28 2007
Time: 1:15PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Haye’s Blast

Comments

0
"does not regard himself as fully fit and will not commit the club to signing a contract with him until he his." Since when has that mattered to the modern footballer?
Matt_Us
28/11/2007 15:27:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Stoke City Articles

When Does 2016/17 Start For Stoke (23/5/16)

With the curtain fully drawn on the 2015/16 season and only the Championship Play Off Final to go to complete next year's top flight teams, here's when the new season...

Possible League Changes For Stoke?

The Football League have confirmed that member clubs have received a 'discussion document' that details proposed major changes to the make up of the game in this country.

A New Season - New Rules For Stoke

With the curtain almost drawn on the 2015/16 campaign, with a handful of Play Off games to go and most looking towards the European Championships in France...

Stoke Looking At Substitute Numbers?

With changes to the rules of the game already confirmed, it's being reported Stoke City are one of the Premier League clubs looking at increasing substitute numbers for match days.

Archived Vital Stoke Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Lloyd Reddin
Editor email
Profile
Tom Barker
no email
Profile
Matthew Forrester
no email
Profile
Phil Williams
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v West Ham
Suggested By:
Given5%
Cameron0%
Shawcross33%
Wollscheid0%
Pieters0%
Whelan2%
Imbula50%
Walters0%
Bojan4%
Arnautovic0%
Joselu0%
Diouf1%
Bardsley1%
Adam4%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Stoke City Results (view all)

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)