Stoke City supporters in the Transfer Tavern are anxiously waiting for the official confirmation of Kurt Zouma’s loan move to the Potters.
Our resident Potters fans are climbing the walls of the tavern, teeming with anticipation ahead of Kurt Zouma’s proposed loan move to Mark Hughes’ side.
The Frenchman was arguably Chelsea’s leading defender before a horrific knee injury that he incurred against PSG in the Champions League.
Since returning to full fitness, he has failed to regain his place in Antonio Conte’s starting eleven, thus he is on the verge of becoming a Stoke player.
Our landlord has targeted a player that should follow Kurt Zouma’s path to the north of England this summer.
Lisandro López is a 27-year-old centre-back who plays for the Portuguese champions Benfica.
Despite joining the Eagles in 2013, the Argentine has only managed to amass 28 league games for the Portuguese giants.
The last term, Lopez made 14 appearances in all competitions for Benfica, yet still managed to score three goals and provide one assist as a defender.
The former Getafe defender is certainly a skilled player, and he could make quite the impression at Stoke.
Historically, Mark Hughes’ side has been renowned for their aerial threat, especially when attacking set-pieces.
The presence of Lopez would reinforce this tactic; he is superb when attacking dead-ball situations.
Defensively, his concentration is apparent, and his tackling ability is also sound.
Our landlord believes his addition would provide sincere defensive reinforcement for Stoke.
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