One of Greece’s legendary Euro 2004 winning squad is weighing up the chance to play for Premiership newcomers Stoke City, but added that he is unsure if the Potters are the team for him.
Charisteas, who has also played for Werder Bremen and Feyenoord, was also linked to Ipswich recently but made an impressive appearance against Stoke in a pre-season friendly last week. He is aware that the offer is on the table, but the 28-year-old is adamant he wants to make the right decision before commiting:
I have fun training with the club, feel good and want to get 100 per cent fit to play.
Let’s see what happens. I do not know whether Stoke is the right team for me.
Would the move be a good one for Stoke? Would it be good for Charisteas?
If he could recapture the form that made him so popular and successful in Amsterdam, then the move would be great for the Potters. However, he could continue his decline and his wages would make him an expensive mistake if that happens. Yet, is the gamble worth it as a reignited Charisteas could fire Stoke to Premiership safety, repaying his wages ten times over?