Stoke assistant manager Mark Bowen has confirmed they are interested in signing Manchester United defender Phil Jones.
The 24-year-old has been left out of Jose Mourinho’s match day squad for the last three games against Leicester, Bournemouth and Southampton.And with just over a week to go before the the transfer window shuts, Bowen has admitted Stoke are keen to bring Jones to the Bet365 Stadium.
He told the Stoke Sentinel : “I remember Sam Allardyce talking about him when he broke through and said he was the new Duncan Edwards.He did well as a youngster, got the big move, but it hasn’t worked out for him there.I don’t know how close we are or how far down the line it’s gone.
“He’s played the majority of his career at centre half, but in his younger days he went into midfield as well.I don’t know what’s gone wrong, but he’s gone from even a player Fergie was talking about as being someone who could have been one of the greats.But we have a bit of reputation for bringing players like that into this set up and then thriving. Fingers crossed, something may happen.”
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