According to The Telegraph journalist John Percy on Twitter, Stoke City are in advanced talks with Burnley over a deal for centre-forward Sam Vokes, and Potters fans were quick to react on the social media platform.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) January 30, 2019
According to Percy, there is an issue over the fee, but Peter Crouch could move to Burnley as part of the deal, which would be some story.
It would certainly be no surprise if the Championship outfit want a new striker before the deadline, with the likes of Saido Berahino struggling for goals during the 2018-19 campaign.
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Vokes would arrive with a good pedigree, having scored 17 Premier League goals for the Clarets, as per Transfermarkt.
The Welshman has managed 52 goals in 198 appearances at Championship level, meanwhile, and would certainly boost Stoke’s attack.
Potters fans have been on social media offering their views on the potential deal.
And it would be fair to say that the majority are struggling to agree whether Vokes’ arrival would represent good business for the club.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
9 million for a 29 year old striker who has scored seven goals in 18 months and his best days are behind him? Yep, sounds like a Stoke signing to me ? We never learn!
— Matthew Gibbs (@MatthewGibbs8) January 30, 2019
I wouldn’t writeoff Vokes. I’m sure many said that Crouchy was past it when he signed but surely Crouchy’s days will be over after this season so it’s a good deal for me.
— thesquirrel (@thsqrrl) January 30, 2019
Clubs must see @stokecity are interested in a player let’s up the price we know them mugs will pay. Never rated Vokes,too old now one dimensional.
— wegger (@PhilipWeston2) January 30, 2019
Can’t we keep Crouch for sentimental reasons. Worked for Sidibe.
— §tokie (@Stokie313) January 30, 2019
Why can’t we go for a quick young striker who scores , it’s a joke the club won’t move forward with scholes and Cartwright
— Joe (@Joe05096955) January 30, 2019
Expect this to go right to the deadline tomorrow night. Very Stoke-esq that.
— Dan Huntley (@danhunt82) January 30, 2019
Great signing. Proven at Chamionship level. Been kept out the Burnley team because Wood and Barnes have been non fire these last few seasons.
— Chris Gallimore (@CoyneyStokie83) January 30, 2019
— TheAward (@aalex5476) January 30, 2019