A number of Stoke City players will be heading into next season looking to prove a point to manager Michael O’Neill.
The Potters endured a solid if spectacular season in the Championship, finishing 14th which is something a lot of fans would have taken after two turbulent seasons before now.
O’Neill will now look to strengthen his squad, in a summer which is bound to be a busy one for the Potters.
Plans for next season have already been made. Jordan Cousins has been let go at the end of his contract, whilst options have been activated to extend John Obi Mikel and James Chester’s time at the bet365 Stadium.
With so many first-team players out of contract at the end of next season, a lot of decisions are bound to be made this summer.
With finances likely to be tight in the transfer market, here, we take a look at nine free agents who Stoke should have on their transfer radar and why, as retained lists continue to be announced…