Potters Boast Pulling Power - Jones

Nathan Jones

STOKE CITY manager Nathan Jones believes the Potters possesses outstanding pulling power in the transfer market.

The Club have already captured six new signings this summer including the much sought-after trio of Nick Powell, Liam Lindsay and Adam Davies.

Millwall star Lee Gregory, QPR midfielder Jordan Cousins and experienced Ireland international Stephen Ward have also arrived at the bet365 Stadium, whilst Jones feels more will soon follow suit.

The Welshman wouldn’t put a number on the number of deals still to be done, but said that the groundwork has already been laid as he looks to finalise his group ahead of the new season opener in just over three weeks time.

“Stoke City is a huge club with real heritage, and trust me, if I was a player, I would love to come to Stoke City,” he told Stoke City+ this week.

“It is a has a real stability, it has great owners, we have a clear philosophy of how we want to do things here, Premier League facilities and we have wonderful supporters."

“For me this is a Premier League Club so realistically we have a really good starting point now when we are approaching players.

“When you find people that are round pegs for round holes, and pitch them our vision for one, the Club, and two, for themselves, then everything comes together."

“We have done some really good work already and got six players in really early who we were desperate to get in.

“We have four weeks of the window left and there are one or two things that we are going to need if we are going to be the side I envisage us being.

“It is a work in process but the Club has worked tirelessly - we worked all through May and all through June to get the ones we wanted over the line and to sell something to them.”

He added: “We have already done that with the ones we want to bring in, it is just about getting those deals over the line now if we can.”