As the transfer deadline day comes to a close, Stoke City’s biggest transfer news of the day will no doubt be the loss of center-back Harry Souttar who the club has agreed on a fee for. But The Potters didn’t go quiet on Tuesday as far as adding players goes — As Stoke City have reportedly agreed to bring two players into the club.
The first player coming into Stoke City is one that has been confirmed by the club itself. That first player being confirmed to transfer into The Potteries is Bournemouth midfielder Ben Pearson. Per Stoke City’s team website, Pearson will join the club on loan until the end of the season.
Pearson this season for Bournemouth had made 3 starts and 7 appearances with the Premier League side — Pearson so far this season with The Cherries had yet to register a goal or an assist with the club.
Along with Pearson joining Stoke City on deadline day, there have been other unconfirmed reports that The Potters may be close to landing another center-back as well. Per multiple media reports, Manchester United center-back Axel Tuanzebe could be close to signing a loan deal with Stoke City.
Tuanzebe finds himself in a similar situation that Harry Souttar found himself in earlier this season, where Tuanzebe has missed a whole year due to injury. Reports state though that the 35-year-old center-back could be close to returning from injury. If that is the case, then Manchester United could be looking to give Tuanzebe some reps in the second half of the season to shake off any inactive rust.
Tuanzebe previously before his injury had seen loan stints with Premier League club Aston Villa and Italian Serie A side Napoli last season.
Again, Tuanzebe to the club has neither been confirmed or denied yet by media reports. But multiple reports have suggested that a deal could already be done or close to being done for Tuanzebe. So keep it here on “All Stoked Up” for additional information.