I have taken a look back over the past seven seasons to find out who Stoke’s most creative players have been in the Premier League.
Has Stoke’s style under Hughes really made us more creative or was Tony Pulis’ ‘get the ball into the box quick and win the percentage balls’ style more effective?
Simone Zaza is more than just a transfer link plucked out of a hat.
The Juventus forward actually visited Clayton Wood earlier this year to have a look around the complex, with talks taking place to discuss what Stoke could offer him.
Gabbiadini is a name familiar to Stoke fans.
Unlike his namesake Marco, Manolo would know where the back of the net is in a red and white shirt though, I’m sure.
There have been lots of players linked with Stoke since the final whistle of last season already.
Two of them will be swapping places between the Championship and the Premier League at their current clubs.
Marc Espley has a look at a man who could become yet another ex-Barca boy in Staffordshire.
Ever since the likes of Bojan and Marc Muniesa signed from Barcelona, many Stoke fans have wanted Marc Bartra to follow suit.