Stoke City confirmed that Gianelli Imbula had left the club in February 2020, after a forgetful spell with the Potters in the Championship.
Imbula signed for the club back in 2016 for a club-record fee of £18.3million from Portuguese giants FC Porto, so he arrived with a weight of expectation on his shoulders.
He spent two seasons with the Potters, but struggled to make a notable impact with the club, before being loaned out to French side Toulouse.
Stoke were relegated in that season when Imbula was out on loan in France, and briefly return to the bet365 Stadium, ebfore being loaned out once again, with the midfielder joining Spanish side Rayo Vallecano.
He spent last year’s campaign on loan with Lecce, before having his contract with Stoke City terminated in February.
Imbula didn’t waste any time in finding a new club though, with the 28-year-old signing for Russian side Sochi in early March, where he went on to make just one appearance in total for them.
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But his spell in Russia was another brief one, as he left the club in July. He now plays his football back in France, with Guingamp, which is the club where he originally made his first-team debut.
Guingamp are currently sat 14th in the Ligue 2 standings after their opening nine matches of this year’s campaign.
His spell with Stoke wasn’t a memorable one by any stretch of the imagination, and he’ll be looking to recapture his best form with Guingamp this season, as they target promotion back into the French top-flight.