Stoke City are interested in making a potential move for Bristol City forward Andreas Weimann this summer, according to the latest report from the Stoke Sentinel.
Weimann endured an injury-hit campaign last season and he managed to make just seven appearances in the Championship in which he scored two goals.
The 29-year-old underwent knee surgery back in December and is in the process of rehabilitation from that as he aims to get back to full fitness ahead of next season.
The forward is set to be out of contract at Bristol City this summer, but the Robins confirmed within their retained list that they are in talks with Weimann over agreeing a potential new deal to extend his stay at Ashton Gate.
According to the Stoke Sentinel though, the Potters are now interested in making a move for Weimman this summer, with Michael O’Neill’s side keen to enhance their attacking options during the transfer window.
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It is believed that the connection between Weimann and Stoke coach Dean Holden could potentially play a part in helping to convince the forward to make the switch to the Bet365 Stadium.
That comes after the former Bristol City manager got the 29-year-old playing well in a number ten role at the start of last term before his injury.
This would potentially be a really smart signing for the Potters, as long as Weimann is over his injury issues from last season. The forward has a lot of Championship experience and he is the sort of player that will weigh in with important goals in the final third and can also create one or two chances for those around him going forward.
Weimann is also a player that can play across the forward line, with him having been deployed upfront and in the wide positions at times with Bristol City. While he also played under Holden in that number ten position at Ashton Gate. He was able to score then and nine league goals in his two full seasons with the Robins prior to last term’s injury-hit spell.
Considering Bristol City are keen to keep hold of him, it shows that they must be confident in his recovery from injury. That should be encouraging for Stoke and they should do all they can to try and convince the 29-year-old to make the switch to the Bet365 Stadium this summer.