Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Coates: Pieters a possibility

Stoke have been linked with a move for Holland left-back Erik Pieters

Stoke chairman Peter Coates has confirmed the club are on the lookout for a new left-back this summer - and that Holland international Erik Pieters could be the man for the job.

The Potters are yet to recruit any new players since Mark Hughes' appointment as manager last month, although winger Jermaine Pennant has been given a new one-year contract.

The Staffordshire outfit have been linked with a move for PSV Eindhoven left-back Pieters, and, regarding the prospect of bringing in the 24-year-old, Coates told The Sentinel: "We are certainly looking for a left-back because we've only got Marc Wilson at the moment, and he was brought in as a midfield player."

He added: "We haven't made any decision (on Pieters) because we are looking at options, but he's certainly a possibility."