The Stoke fans in the Transfer Tavern are getting rowdy near the pool table as word has spread that Andre-Pierre Gignac does not want to move to the Britannia.
TalkSport have reported that the striker, currently applying his trade at Tigres , does not want to leave Mexico despite the temptation of a dream premier league move.
“I feel good at Tigres. I have three and a half years on my contract and I want to stay”
Gignac was one of Marseille’s key men until he was released on a free transfer at the end of last season. Since then, the striker has hit an impressive run of form.
The Frenchman has scored 28 goals in 37 games and it has led to a recent call up to the French National team, with the possibility of even making it into the Euro Squad.
While some Stoke fans in the Tavern mull over the prospect of having such a prolific striker, they know that he will have a hefty price tag to pry him away from Tigres. It is said that Stoke are willing to pay £20 million to activate his release fee.
But even if stoke pay that amount it seems unlikely that they player himself will want to leave.
Stoke fans… Is Gignac the man you need? or is he past his prime?