Gary Rowett is right to cash in on Geoff Cameron and trim an ageing squad

According to the Stoke Sentinel, Stoke City’s versatile Geoff Cameron could be on his way out of the Britannia this summer, with Southampton a likely destination for the experienced player.

What’s the story?

The 32-year-old joined Stoke in 2012 and has gone on to make 168 league appearances for the Potters.

Cameron, who is comfortable in defence and in midfield, is believed to have a release clause in his contract in excess of £5million which Southampton and a number of MLS clubs are keen to test, according to the report.

The American international is the third longest-serving player currently at the club, with only veterans Peter Crouch and Ryan Shawcross surpassing him.

A move to Southampton would see Cameron reunite with former boss Mark Hughes who joined Stoke a year after the defender.

Head over heart for Rowett

New boss Gary Rowett will clearly want to trim an ageing squad at Stoke if he wants to stop the rot that saw the club relegated from the Premier League last season.

On the verge of turning 33, Cameron doesn’t have many years left in him, and if they can get a few million for the player, they could reinvest that wisely in some young talent.

Even though it’s always sad to see a fan-favourite and veteran of the club depart, it seems like this would be a sensible move for Stoke as they look to rebuild the squad.