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.

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

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

Stoke Secure Amiens Win

Mame Diouf's second goal in as many matches saw us to a one nil victory over Amiens at the weekend.

Arnautovic Gets West Ham Move

Austrian forward Marko Arnautovic has now moved on to West Ham United after the club agreed to pay a record fee for the player.

AFCON Boost For League Sides From 2019

Changes to the African Cup of Nations have provided Premier League teams with a boost from the season of 2018/19.

Which Club Favoured Homegrown Players - 2016/17

Whilst Manchester United used more homegrown category players in the 2016/17 Premier League than any other team, Arsenal topped...

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 expectation11%
About what I expected7%
Average4%
Below expectation42%
Poor, simply wasn't good enough36%
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 (view all)

The Vital Football Members League