Stoke City are away in the transfer market with Etebo Karo coming in earlier this week – just before heading to the World Cup with Nigeria.
Largely unknown in this country before arriving at the Potters, those that have seen him play seem to think that he will be an energetic driving force in their midfield.
If that comes true, then, he should prove to be a good signing for the club and, with his arrival in mind, could it also be the case that he proves to be a replacement for Joe Allen?
In our latest Domino Effect Deals feature, we take a look at whether the Nigerian could just replace the former Swansea man:
First and foremost, it’s certainly safe to say that, as it stands, Allen is the player you’d still want.
A Premier League level star, he’s more than good enough to play week in, week out in the Championship next season.
Rated at £16.2m by transfermarkt, though, he’d also provide a fair bit of cash if the Potters were to sell and, despite their parachute payments, they can’t afford to turn such money down if it was offered.
Certainly, then, Allen is a player in an ideal world Stoke would want to keep but with a highly-rated, cheaper player coming in in Karo, it’d be no shock to now see a move sanctioned for the Welsh ace.
Thoughts, Stoke fans? Let us know below!
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