Stoke City: Giannelli Imbula will want to prove himself, says Coates
Peter Coates has urged Stoke supporters to be patient with record signing Giannelli Imbula.
Imbula has been left out of Mark Hughes's starting line-up for the first time since joining for £18.3m from Porto in February – and was not included in the squad as the Potters drew at Old Trafford last time out.
The 24-year-old midfielder is now fighting for his place as Mark Hughes's team return to action against Sunderland this weekend.
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And chairman Coates said: “I am sure Giannelli will want to prove himself – and prove... read more
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