Many Offers, but Stoke City Doesn't Want to Let Go of Their Star

• Several teams interested in Josh Laurent, but The Potters want to keep him

• Stoke City needs offensive signings, only defensive ones made so far

• Josh Laurent and a disappointing 23/24 season

Many Offers, but Stoke City Doesn't Want to Let Go of Their Star
Many Offers, but Stoke City Doesn't Want to Let Go of Their Star / Alex Burstow/GettyImages

In this transfer market, The Potters are looking for several reinforcements for the team, but they have also received interesting offers for their players. However, it is not the right time to let go of key figures who greatly complement the team managed by Steve Schumacher.

Several proposals have come to the club for their captain, Josh Laurent, who has established himself as an important figure for the club. With his leadership, it is necessary to keep him in this new project being developed by both Steve Schumacher and his assistant Chris Cohen, who has constantly spoken about how he wants to manage and improve the players every day.

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A Disappointing Season for Josh Laurent

Josh Laurent's time at Stoke City FC has not been the best in the past season. He played 37 matches, scoring 1 goal and providing only 2 assists in a critical moment for both the team and the 29-year-old midfielder. Since his arrival in 2022, his best season was in 22/23, where he played 36 matches, scored 5 goals, and provided 3 assists, being more influential in The Potters' midfield.

The midfielder needs significant help in the middle of the field. It is the club's duty to reinforce this area so that Laurent does not feel isolated in the transition from defense to attack. However, the club has only made three defensive signings so far (Goalkeeper, Central Defender, and Fullback).

As the transfer market remains active, Stoke City must sign players for the attacking area to significantly improve the team and compete in the EFL Championship, aiming for a place in the Premier League next season. This will all begin at the start of pre-season on July 1.

Rumor has it that several teams, both from the EFL Championship and abroad, are interested in Laurent. However, Stoke City's interest is to keep him commanding The Potters' midfield, retaining him to continue wearing the club's colors for several more years.