According to Blick, Stoke City are plotting a summer move for Grasshoppers Zurich’s Munas Dabbur.
The Swiss publication claims that Stoke have their eyes on a summer deal for the talented striker although the cost of any transaction is likely to reach eight-figures considering his role in Zurich.
The Israel international is the leading goal scorer in the Swiss top flight, netting 18 goals in 30 league games.
Described as an all-round striker blessed with quick feet and an abundance of energy, Dabbur has made a big impact in Switzerland since joining Zurich from Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2014.
Aside from netting 18 goals, he also has 13 assists to his name and the general opinion in Switzerland is that the attacker is one of the best players to feature in the Swiss Super League since Xherdan Shaqiri.
Stoke are currently enjoying another solid campaign in the Premier League, and there is no shortage of attacking talent at the Britannia Stadium these days with Bojan Krkic, Shaqiri and Marko Arnautovic.
However, the latter’s contract runs out in the summer of 2017 and with no new deal in sight, Mark Hughes could be forced in to making a big decision on his future in the coming months.
While Dabbur is not exactly a like-for-like forward player, he does possess plenty of ability in the final third and it is surely only a matter of time before the 23-year-old moves on to a bigger league.