Potential Departures from Stoke City for Next Season

• Rumors suggest there will be two departures next season

• The need for new reinforcements for The Potters

• Stoke City aims to compete strongly to return to the Premier League

Potential Departures from Stoke City for Next Season.
Potential Departures from Stoke City for Next Season. / Jess Hornby/GettyImages

For the upcoming season, The Potters are reviewing their squad to ensure they can compete in the EFL Championship as effectively as possible. Consequently, it seems that some departures are imminent for the club.

The club aims to build a strong project to have a fantastic future, enabling them to compete effectively and re-enter the fight to return to the Premier League.

There are two names being mentioned as potential departures, as they do not seem to have a secure place in the squad that Chris Cohen wants to have for the 2024/2025 season.

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Lewis Baker Could Leave The Potters

The 29-year-old player, Lewis Baker, could leave Stoke City in this transfer window. With his contract set to expire in June 2025, a departure during this window is quite viable if the club does not wish to extend the English midfielder's contract. His journey with Stoke City has been notable since his arrival in 2021.

Lewis Baker has played 90 matches, scoring 19 goals and providing 7 assists. However, his last season was not the best, as he only played 20 matches and his performance was lacking. Therefore, his departure may occur in this transfer window.

Ryan Mmaee Doesn’t Fully Convince Stoke City

Ryan Mmaee, who just joined this season, has not met the club’s expectations. As the forward anticipated by Stoke City, his goal contributions were not as expected, and a departure seems most likely for his future.

In 28 matches this season, he only managed to score 4 goals and provide 4 assists. For The Potters, having a striker who can score is crucial, and they will need to find one in this transfer window, making Ryan’s departure seem imminent.