Nathan Redmond has been linked with Stoke City for some time now and given Norwich City’s relegation to the Championship this season, the winger’s future lies away from Carrow Road. The England U-21 international has been heavily touted to make his move to the Britannia Stadium this summer.
Although other clubs like Crystal Palace and West Ham United are considering the signature of Redmond, the 22-year-old will prefer Stoke City over any other club. Stoke manager Mark Hughes is a keen admirer of the man from Birmingham, England as he fits the profile of a young and quick attacker the club is looking for, according to Daily Mail.
Stoke City needs to pay Norwich $11.65 million if they want to pay the amount upfront. However, if they decide to include add-ons in the deal, then the price may go up in the region of $17.49 million. It has to be noted that Redmond’s former club Birmingham City has a 15% clause on any profit The Cranaries make.
One of the major factors that could work in Stoke’s favor in their attempt to sign Redmond would be his friendship with The Potters’ goalkeeper Jack Butland. Both of them spent some playing time together at Birmingham and also during their England U-21 duty.
The Englishman has scored a total of 6 goals in the Premier League this season and has created 45 chances for his team. He has a pass accuracy of 78% along with a shot accuracy of 45%, according to Squawka.com.
Redmond made his professional debut at Birmingham and has since made 205 career appearances and has scored 22 times.
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