Stoke City are aiming to start promotion to the Premier League next season as the Potters plan to overhaul their attack at Bet 365.

The Potters had threatened to fight for the top six at one stage of the campaign, though injuries undermined their campaign.

Boss Michael O’Neill will be looking to make sure Stoke will fight for a top division spot next season and they have already been linked with several attacking players who could help increase their supply.

Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi has already been touted as a target for the Potters, but what about the wide positions?

Here we take a look at all of the Premier League wingers available for free this summer as O’Neill seeks to build a squad capable of bringing glory to the Bet365 Stadium again.

We want your views, Stoke City fans. You can get even more involved in our Stoke City Live coverage by signing up to unlock a variety of additional features – such as commenting and discussing on all of our stories, as well as participating in specific questions and answers that you ask Our Stoke author Peter Smith can correspond directly about the latest news and transfer calls from the bet365 stadium and elsewhere. Just click here to get started.

Left winger

Robbie Brady (Burnley)

Played 20 games for the Clarets in the Premier League last season but was deemed redundant at the end of the season.

His only goal of the campaign came in a 1-1 draw against Everton in December.

Christian Atsu (Newcastle United)

Only played once for the Toon this season and was previously associated with Forest.

He is now a free agent and includes Porto, Everton and Chelsea as some of his former clubs.

Yannick Bolasie (Everton)

It is unlikely that there will be a shortage of applicants following his release by Everton and that time has been loaned to Middlesbrough at the start of the season.

He has scored three goals and made four assists in his 15 appearances and has certainly caught the eye.

Was a fan favorite too.

Nick Clayton-Phillips (West Brom)

Spent time on loan at Solihull Moors but struggled to influence, playing his only game in a 4-1 loss to Sutton United.

The U23 winger is now looking for a new club.

Kamil Grosicki (West Brom)

Needs no introduction to Nottingham Forest fans as they have been linked with a move to the club last year.

Was linked with a return to Poland but can imagine his chances of staying in England and is now available for a free transfer.

Helped West Brom win promotion to the Premier League but was a minor sideline when the Baggies were relegated from the top division.

Jose Izquierdo (Brighton)

Brighton cost £ 16m to sign from Club Brugge in 2017 and has made a total of 48 league games during his time on the coast.

During that time he scored five goals but only played once that season, resulting in a defeat at Sheffield United.

And even then, it was only an eight-minute cameo from the bench.

Layton Ndukwu (City of Leicester)

The 22-year-old did not appear in the first team for the Foxes and his only taste of Football League action came on loan to Southend in the 19-20 season.

Played seven games for the Shrimpers but they were all on the bench.

Continue reading
Continue reading

Right winger

Josh Bowler (Everton)

Released by the Toffees and has been linked with a move to Blackpool.

Didn’t get the mark at Goodison Park but was impressed while on loan at Hull City in the 19-20 campaign.

Charlie Farr (Aston Villa)

Farr has been touted as a promising broad player making his way through the youth ranks.

The teenager is able to play on both sides.

Harlem Hale (crystal palace)

Signed from Southampton in the summer of 2020 and is considered a talented winger who impressed in court.

However, is now a free agent.

Josh Sims (Southampton)

The winger spent much of last season on loan at Doncaster Rovers, scoring three goals in 29 games.

Doncaster has been linked with signing him on a permanent basis and while he made a huge impression, especially during his first outing, Rovers fear they won’t be able to match the 24-year-old’s wages.

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace)

As a seasoned Premier League player, Townsend has shown some impressive performances in the top division.

Had 36 gigs and already had offers from overseas.

“I had a few offers and I will hopefully now – after the end of the season – wait for the Premier League offers,” he said.

“Then I just sit down with my agent and see what is the best offer for me at this point in my career.”

Shilow Tracey (Tottenham)

Spent most of his time on loan in the minor leagues and had a stint at Shrewsbury where he scored four goals in three games in the EFL Trophy.

Finished the remainder of the season at Cambridge United, scoring a goal in a 4-2 loss to Leyton Orient.

But the 23-year-old has no future at Spurs.

Theo Walcott (Everton)

Needs no introduction as I really played for Arsenal, Southampton and Everton.

Is 32 and still has the opportunity to play in the Premier League.

Played 25 times for the Saints last season and scored three goals.

Who would you like to sign up for a free transfer? Let us know in the comment section below.

Continue reading
Continue reading