SCFC Links: Neven Subotić

Neven Subotić

Marc Espley continues his look at players linked with a move to Stoke.

This time he concentrates on a man plying his trade in Germany- Neven Subotić.

This link is an interesting one. Subotić was one of Jurgen Klopp’s main players in defence when he won the Bundesliga twice with Borussia Dortmund, but now finds himself heading for the exit door at Westfalenstadion.

Subotić is not the fastest of defenders but his no nonsense style means he take no prisoners, similar to Stoke’s ex-defender Robert Huth.

Judging by reports, Subotić wants to ply his trade in the Premier League and his old boss at Liverpool has turned down the chance to sign him, allowing Stoke and Sunderland to hold talks with his agent over a move to England.

Both clubs are reluctant to commit to a permanent deal due to fitness concerns, with Subotić missing some of the recent season with thrombosis in his arm.

Any potential move would be similar to the one that brought Philipp Wollscheid to Staffordshire- a loan with a view to a permanent deal.

Ironically, Subotić’s arrival could well herald the end of Wollscheid’s time at Stoke.

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