Two Players Paul Lambert Might Look To Sign For Stoke City
Stoke City have appointed Paul Lambert as their new manager, the club confirmed earlier in the day. The Potters were without a manager since the sacking of Mark Hughes, following their FA Cup exit at the hands of Coventry City last week. The club is enduring a difficult campaign in the Premier League as well, as they sit 18th in the table after 22 games, just three points above 20th-placed Swansea City.
Given the dire circumstances under which the former Norwich City and Aston Villa man has been handed the reins of the club, Lambert will be keen on signing a few players before the January transfer window slams shut, in order to try and change the fortunes of the club.
And here, we take a look at two players that the former Borussia Dortmund star could decide to bring in at the Bet365 Stadium in January:
Callum Robinson (Preston North End)
The 22-year old made his senior debut under Lambert, back when the pair worked at Aston Villa. The manager might look at him as an option in the ongoing window.
Robinson has grown into an exciting winger who has been doing quite well for the EFL Championship side, since joining them in 2016. The Englishman has netted 4 goals and 2 assists in 22 appearances in the English second tier this season and has scored or created 34 goals in over 100 appearances since his move to the Deepdale.
Capable of playing on the left flank or as an auxiliary forward through the middle, Robinson could provide Stoke with an added spunk in the final third and would help their battle to stave off relegation from the Premier League.
Kortney Hause (Wolves)
The 22-year-old centre-back has been linked with a move to several Premier League sides in January and Lambert and Stoke too should throw their hat in.
Hause was a prominent part of the Wolves side under Lambert last season, making 30 appearances in all competitions, scoring twice and registering one assist. However, his involvement has significantly reduced this season – just three senior appearances so far.
A tall and a well-built defender with strong aerial abilities and good defensive nous, the 22-year old may have found game time hard to come by but possesses great talent. Comfortable in a back three and equally adept at playing as a left-back, Hause will provide a lot of options for Lambert at Stoke. Considering how Kevin Wimmer has struggled this term, a new centre-half wouldn’t be the worst idea for the club.