Glenn Whelan has shone in the Scottish Premiership with Hearts, although Dean Smith's Premier League outfit obviously felt he had nothing left to offer.
The freed Aston Villa midfielder has resurfaced north of the border with Hearts.
Aston Villa failed to renew Whelan's deal at the end of last season.
Glenn Whelan played a huge part in Aston Villa earning promotion to the Premier League.
Whelan could resume his career north of the border after leaving Aston Villa.
The reported Cardiff City, Blackburn Rovers and Charlton Athletic target left Aston Villa at the end of last season.
Glenn Whelan could be heading back to Stoke City but the Potters are not the only ones in the hunt for his signature this summer.
Aston Villa midfielder Glenn Whelan came up against Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen on the international stage on Friday.
The former Sheffield Wednesday favourite is one of several casualties of Aston Villa's promotion.
Aston Villa got rid of Glenn Whelan after they returned to the Premier League but he could stay in the Championship with Stoke City.
Tottenham Hotspur have the chance to end Liverpool unbeaten start to the Premier League season on Sunday.
Tottenham Hotspur ran out 5-0 winners in the Champions League last night, with Mauricio Pochettino's side picking up a much needed victory.
Leeds United winger Jack Harrison claimed an assist last night, but was still roundly criticised for his display.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen picked up a slight injury problem last night, although it is not expected to be serious.
Leeds United left it late to secure a draw at Preston North End on Tuesday night.
Mauricio Pochettino enjoyed a much-needed win last night when Tottenham Hotspur ran out comfortable winners against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League.
Tottenham Hotspur's new signings both have brilliant potential.
The Tottenham man produced a huge display in the Champions League tonight.
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has claimed three assists in his last three appearances for the Blues.
Tottenham Hotspur returned back to winning ways on Tuesday night as they recorded a comfortable victory in the Champions League.