Stoke City chasing former Liverpool defender say reports

Stoke City are chasing former Liverpool centre-half Martin Skrtel.

At least that’s the claim being made by reports in Turkey where Skrtel currently plays for Fenerbahce.

Now 32, the Slovak international was pretty much a regular for the Turkish outfit during his first season with the club in 2016/17.

That was preceded by an eight-and-a-half-year stay with Liverpool for whom he played more than 300 games.

Skrtel would certainly bring a wealth of experience to the heart of a Stoke defence looking a little flimsy right now as they are yet to wrap up Bruno Martins Indi’s return from FC Porto.

He would add a physical presence to the team, but wouldn’t add much by way of pace in the centre of any Premier League back four.

Adnan Beganovic

Adnan is the columnist of Balkan Talk from the beginning. He writes about Bosnian football and loves FC Zeljeznicar. PC Games and Basketball are another his hobbies.