According to The Telegraph, Wolverhampton Wanderers are interested in signing Stoke City defender Moritz Bauer during the January transfer window.
Stoke boss Nathan Jones has since issued a hands-off warning, however, with Gary Rowett’s replacement insisting that Bauer would not be leaving.
Wolves can be pretty persuasive though and Bauer’s head would surely be turned by the chance to return to the Premier League.
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The Stoke fans have been on social media offering their views on the transfer speculation and it would be fair to say that there was a mixed reaction.
Bauer only joined Stoke from Rubin Kazan last January and the defender made 15 Premier League appearances in the second half of last season.
The 26-year-old was seriously out of favour under Rowett in the first half of this season, but was back on the bench for Jones’ first game in charge against Brentford at the weekend.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Stoke fans can be seen below:
Don’t blame him the way Stoke have treated him. Terrible man management by Rowett
— Tim Addison (@taddison64) January 13, 2019
Give Moritz a chance here first of all
— Janet Y (@JMITYOU) January 14, 2019
It would be a massive mistake if Bauer went. Young, quick, good going forward and the right manager would get the best out of him.
— TerryB (@TBaldwin1863) January 13, 2019
My opinion is he should stay @ SCFC & play in the first team. I`d have played him on Saturday if he was fit enough, He played well the couple of times he did play. He`s the type of player SCFC should be keeping. Tony
— toneeone (@TonyBrownson1) January 13, 2019
— steve pope (@popey26) January 14, 2019
So he’s good enough for a high flying premiership team, but can’t get in stokes team????
— Steve Cash (@stokiesteve1863) January 14, 2019
He can’t leave. I’ve an 8 year boy who is Bauer obsessed and pinning all hopes of a return to playing now rowett has gone ?
— Ellie Bell (@lettingsgeek) January 14, 2019