Mark Hughes wants to bring Croatian international Eduardo da Silva to the Britannia Stadium.
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is being linked with an audacious transfer swoop, as the Stoke City boss is hoping to lure former Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva to the Potteries, according to reports from the Daily Star.
The Brazilian born star saw his time at the Emirates Stadium disrupted by a serious injury suffered after a late tackle by Birmingham City defender Martin Taylor, meaning that Eduardo never quite fulfilled his potential as one of the most ice cool finishers that the Premier League had seen.
A fantastically composed finisher, Eduardo arrived at Arsenal from Dinamo Zagreb where he had established himself as possibly the finest player in the Croatian league at the time.
He scored 7 goals in 41 league appearances at the Emirates Stadium before departing for Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk, where he scored 24 goals in 81 appearances over four years before leaving on a free transfer this summer.
Hughes already has forwards Peter Odemwingie, Marko Arnautovic, Peter Crouch, Cameron Jerome and new signing Mame Biram Diouf at his disposal, but appears keen to add even more firepower to the Potters’ attack.
According to the report, however, he faces competition from Turkey – where Besiktas, Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor are all keen on securing Eduardo’s services.