Stoke City Line Up Norwich City Attacker Bid

Pulis wants Pennant replacement.

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Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has set his sights on landing Norwich midfielder Anthony Pilkington this summer, according to The Sun.

The under fire boss is reportedly planning for the future despite speculation over his future and has identified the Republic of Ireland international as the ideal man to help shake up his midfield.

Pilkington is also seen as the ideal man to replace Jermaine Pennant who is thought to be nearing the exit to seal a move to the MLS and join Ryan Nelsen’s ex-pat revolution at Toronto FC.

The 24-year-old has endured a stop-start campaign this season having suffered with two separate hamstring injuries that has seen his input limited to just 27 appearances this season, though he has managed five goals and four assists when he has been on the pitch. The most famous of those goals came in a 1-0 victory over Manchester United in November.

Both Norwich and Stoke are still in danger of filling that final relegation spot this season and they would do well to wait on the final outcome before making any decisions on player’s futures, though it’s thought that a fee of around £4 million would be enough to persuade the Canaries to let him go.

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