Stoke's big summer signing linked with January exit, two clubs interested - report

According to reports, Stoke City forward Bojan is poised for a January return to Spain.

After a ninth placed finish in Mark Hughes' first season in charge, Stoke City backed their manager in the transfer market this summer.

The Welshman was able to bring Phil Bardsley, Steve Sidwell, Victor Moses, Oussama Assaidi, Mame Biram Diouf and Bojan to the Britannia Stadium this summer, but so far, results have been inconsistent at best.

Wins over Manchester City, Newcastle United and Swansea City have been counteracted by defeats to Aston Villa, Leicester City, Sunderland and Southampton, and one of Stoke's big summer signings could be heading for the exit already.

Forward Bojan was tipped for stardom at Barcelona after emerging from the B team in Catalunya, but a number of issues have contributed to his career stalling in recent years.

The 24-year-old joined Stoke this summer in a cut-price £1.5m deal, but has struggled to make an impact for the Potters so far, failing to find the back of the net in just four appearances.

Now, with rumours that Bojan reacted angrily to being left on the substitutes bench in the win over Swansea, reports in Spain suggest that he could well be heading back to Spain in January - just six months after moving to England.

Mundo Deportivo report that Deportivo La Coruna and Real Sociedad are both interested in signing the former Spain international, despite Bojan picking Stoke over both clubs in the summer.

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