Stoke City fans are reacting to reports linking the Potters with a move for the freed Aston Villa midfielder, Birkir Bjarnason.
Villa allowed Bjarnason - a semi-regular during last season's promotion-winning campaign - to terminate his contract ahead of the August transfer deadline, enabling him to sign for another club outside of the window.
It is claimed, however, that he is waiting for Stoke's managerial situation to be clarified before he commits to his next move.
But what do those of a Stoke persuasion make of the links to the former Aston Villa player?
This is what they are saying on Twitter...
Erm really? A free agent. Sums Stoke up to a tee. Another squad filler.— Dan Huntley (@danhunt82) September 29, 2019
Ye nobody wants him. Sounds like our sort of player these days— Mark Andrew Nixon (@MarkNico1972) September 30, 2019
Not sure how to feel about that. We’re lacking a proper leader on the pitch with the absence of shawcross, that’s blatantly obvious considering everyone’s heads drop and stay dropped after conceding or making a mistake. If he’s a leader, then sure— james (@jameskp31_) September 29, 2019
Free agent. Alarm bells— Neil Finney (@NeilFinney) September 29, 2019
If he knew what was good for him then he would go to Derby and not stoke— Carl Fairhurst (@FairhurstCarl) September 29, 2019
That’s worked well so far— ً (@jensonj671) September 29, 2019
If we are going for free agents what about Martin olsson he is a left back— Richard Taylor (@richt1973) September 29, 2019
Joining either Stoke or Derby would ensure minimal upheaval after Bjarnason's time at nearby Aston Villa, although the chance to play top-flight football with Nuremberg may appeal.
Derby's need for an attacking midfielder could be enhanced by the suspension - or worse - that is likely to await Tom Lawrence after events this week.
Would the former Aston Villa man be a good addition for Stoke?
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