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Could this 21-y/o save Stoke City £12million in January?

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Stoke City’s frustrating run of form continued at the weekend, after being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon.

It’s now four draws in five league games for Gary Rowett’s men – who initially came from behind following Angel Rangel’s early strike for the R’s, thanks to goals from Saido Berahino and Joe Allen either side of half-time

The Spanish right-back then popped up again late on, to condemn the Potters to their third straight draw, leaving Rowett’s men sitting in 13th position in the Championship standings.

It’s been a massively underwhelming season for Stoke this term – with the money they spent on the likes of Benik Afobe and Ryan Woods in the summer, you would have expected them to finish in the playoff places come the end of the season at the very least.

The Potters are reportedly looking to spend some more money in the summer in order to banish their blues, with reports emerging recently that Rowett could look to go back and raid former club Birmingham City, to sign forward Che Adams.

The Daily Mail have reported that Birmingham will hold out for a bid in the region of £12million for the talisman – who has scored eight goals and produced two assists for Garry Monk’s men this season.

Could there be, however, a cheaper, younger and similar player out there to Adams who would prove to be a magnificent signing? That player could be Charlton’s Karlan Grant, whose impressive form for the Addicks continued with yet another goal and assist this weekend.

The 21-year old was instrumental in his side’s 3-1 home victory over Bristol Rovers on Saturday afternoon – a result in which saw Grant score his ninth goal of the season and set up his third assist of the season too.

Grant has been magnificent for Charlton this term – and like Adams, possesses similar traits such as his pace, skill and eye for goal.

Able to play either up front, behind the striker or as an inside forward, Grant would be of perfect use to Stoke, and it’s a risk that could save the Potters a lot of money in the short-term – he looks to be a fine prospect indeed.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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