A fee has been agreed between Stoke and Bundesliga side Werder Bremen, but the player appears to be stalling on signing a contract.
Stoke City are verging on the surprise signing of Werder Bremen’s Aaron Hunt.
The Stoke Sentinel reports that an as-yet undisclosed fee has been agreed between the two clubs, but personal terms are yet to be settled.
Apparently Stoke manager Mark Hughes is losing confidence over the certainty of the transfer due to the reluctance of Hunt to sign a contract.
A move to England from Germany should not prove too much of an issue for Hunt, who was born to a German father and an English mother, with his mother’s family still residing in London.
Hunt himself opted for German footballing nationality, and even has three caps for the full senior side.
Hunt’s entire career to date has been spent at Werder Bremen, the 26-year-old accumulating 174 appearances for the Bremen first team since 2004.
His goal record may not be terribly impressive, with just the 35 goals in eight full seasons to date, but he has never been fully able to hold down a starting spot up front in what has been a strong Werder Bremen side over the years – even being forces to play out wide at times.
He would undeniably be an exciting an unconventional addition to Stoke City though, and an excellent continuation of the change in direction Mark Hughes is visibly trying to take his team in with his new signings.