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Robert Huth used to play for Middlesbrough. But now that he was offered five million pounds as an initial deal by Stoke City, he is now their player.
This deal might as well be deal that has been a record deal for the club. A deal of 6 million pounds with an initial rising of five million. Stoke city is also thinking of very soon carrying forward another look alike deal. It is going to be with Tuncay Sanli who too is a member of Middlesbrough and Robert’s team mate. Tuncay and Robert, both the players had traveled to talk with Tony Pulis, the team manager at the Potteries.
The Stoke city have been very positive and believe that Tuncay shall be following Robert’s lead and will be doing the same. However, there have been reports that Tuncay who is a Turkish striker has not yet shown much interest. Tuncay is expecting and hoping offers and interest from others as well and so is still waiting and taking his own time.
Tuncay is a player who has an earning of almost 60,000 pounds on a weekly basis at his present team. Interests have been attracted from two more places for him. However it has been very evident that he wants to stick to his roots and does not want to leave England. It is also being said that it might as well be possible that Tuncay becomes on the highest paid players in the history of the club.
He is 27 years old and is expected to be having a salary that no one else has ever had in the history of Stoke City. And if the deal is sealed and they move forward with it there are chances that Boro will be moving for the Rob Hulse as the centre-forward. Robert Huth has 19 caps for World Championships Germany. He is a German footballer who plays as a centre-back for Stoke City. It has been recently reported that the defender shall not be back in action before the end of the Premiere League season. He has been set off because an injury and has not been seen since then.
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After coming in for criticism during the World Cup 2014 by being realistic about his team’s opportunities at the tournament, manager Jurgen Klinsmann has said that he is confident that the USA will be able to reach the semifinals of the next World Cup. The country has come on leaps and bounds in terms of football since the last hosted at the World Cup in 1994. That is a possibility that USA could be the surprise hopes of the World Cup 2018 given the plethora of problems faced by the current hosts Russia.
Fifa have been adamant that the World Cup will not be shifted due to political reasons, but the possibility of such a shift is looking increasingly likely with Russia openly supporting the war in Ukraine. Klinsmann received a lot of praise for transforming USA into top team, as they almost reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup at the expense of Belgium. It was only through the late goals from the Europeans that sent USA home. The World Cup in Russia will provide a different experience with colder climates, but the schedule of the MLS season is once again expected to help USA.
The players appeared much fitter due to the MLS campaign coming halfway through. “This is our goal going towards Russia, not to stop at the Round of 16, maybe not to stop at the quarterfinal. To say clearly, listen, we have four years to prepare this cycle. Our goal is going to a semifinal in a World Cup. And that means a lot of work, a lot of competition, a lot of grind,” said Klinsmann about his ambitions for the next World Cup. A number of players like Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard are expected to retire before the next World Cup, while Landon Donovan also recently announced his retirement.
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Steve Sidwell, Mame Biram Diouf, Phil Bardsley and Bojan Krkic are all the reinforcements that have officially been announced and confirmed to join Stoke City in their next season. It has been a relatively quiet transfer window for Mark Hughes who has signed players in many areas of the team but the Welsh manager revealed that he is interested in securing the services of Norwich’s winger Nathan Redmond.
Mark Hughes confirmed his interest in signing Nathan Redmond as he told the media: “There is interest there, he’s a good young player and a player we would like, but he’s not our player. He’s Norwich’s player and they are obviously well within their rights to retain him. He’s under contract to them and there is nothing moving at the moment. So we’ll just have to bide our time maybe.”
Even if he is unable to sign Redmond from Norwich, Hughes remains very optimistic about a particular signing he made a few weeks ago which was Bojan Krkic.
Bojan Krkic is a 23 years old player who became recognized for his technical abilities as he made his way through the youth teams of Barcelona and signed a professional contract with the first team at the age of 17 but he has failed to make an impact with any of the teams he has signed ever since.
Krkic was transferred to As.Roma, Ac.Milan and Ajax on loan deals before eventually joining Stoke City on a permanent transfer but during his time playing at the previously mentioned he could never really standout and generate any kind of a breakthrough performance. As.Roma, Ac.Milan and Ajax all had the opportunity of signing Bojan Krkic on permanent deals but since the youngster failed to make his presence, the clubs decided to not extend his contract any further.
Mark Hughes however remains optimistic about Bojan Krkic as he believes that the 23 years old forward will light up Stoke City and the Premier League.
Mark Hughes praised Bojan as the Welsh manager talked about the former Barcelona player during a press conference and said: ‘’Bojan has looked very impressive and very sharp during pre-season, and he’s scored some goals as well. But it’s what you expect when you look at the teams he has played for, especially his education at Barcelona. He’s a great prospect for us, he’s an exciting player and I’m looking forward to seeing him in action when the season begins’’
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The German defender Robert Huth was not able to play for Stoke City during the 2nd half of the previous season after picking up a knee injury which forced him to remain out of the playing grounds for a substantially long period of time.
The manager of Stoke City, Mark Hughes is expecting Huth to be fully recovered and train with his teammates during the pre-season schedule of the club which begins in the next few days and it’s going to be a great way for the German defender to get fit before the start of the upcoming Premier League season in August.
Hughes told reporters: “I’ve seen Robert this week and he looks in great, as you’d expect. He’s been in all summer, working hard and looking forward to beginning pre-season. The hope is that he will start on the same day as everyone else’’.
“He’s gone through all the stages. We were trying to get him back during the season and you’re talking about Premier League matches and getting him up to speed for those. We are in a position now where we still have five or six weeks before the games start and he’s in a good place at the moment to come back in the group. He’ll be playing big-sided games and we’re hoping to get back up to his top level pretty quickly.”
Ever since Robert Huth was signed by Stoke City in 2009 he has managed to cement his place in the English club as well as making over 140 appearances and Huth is hoping that he can retain his spot in the team when he is fully recovered although he is going to have fight for his spot along with Marc Wilson and Ryan Shawcross who also perform at the heart of the defence of Stoke City.