The Senegalese International has failed a medical according to the club’s website and Stoke have called the deal off.
Chief exec, Tony Scholes, issued the following statement:
“Having agreed all the financial terms of the deal with Hoffenheim and the player, he has failed his medical and we will not therefore be signing him on a permanent basis.”
So what now for the Potters? Will they continue their search for a striker or will they use this as a wake up call for Tuncay and Eidur Gudjohnsen?
What do Stoke fans think? Should Tony Pulis continue to find his front man or just leave it be?
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