The former Barcelona man has hardly set the world alight at the bet365 Stadium.
Stoke City's disastrous luck with injuries shows no sign of abating, with Ibrahim Afellay the latest to be ruled out for the rest of the season.
Stoke City beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 in the Capital One Cup last night.
Stoke and Tottenham are both keen on Afellay, who is out-of-contract this summer.
The Netherlands international is out of contract this summer and would be an exciting addition for Spurs.
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is full of praise for Netherlands teammate Ibrahim Afellay.
The Dutch had 30 shots during their European Championship qualifier, but the Manchester United hot shot and his teammates left it late to turn the game around.
A player of the Dutchman's undoubted potential could be of use in the Premier League, but the Barcelona man looks destined for Turkey instead.
Ibrahim Afellay’s time at Barcelona is set to come to an end with Besiktas leading the way for his signature – but should Louis van Gaal launch a bid?
Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino has admitted that Ibrahim Afellay might leave in the near future.