It doesn’t get much more excited than this does it?
Having been known as a workmanlike team in The Premier league Stoke have consolidated their status with solid of performances.
They have built their success on a solid back line and a bunch of big target men who can rough up opposition defences and score goals.
But some think that Mark Hughes’s Stoke are a team in stasis. They need to move onto the next level if they’re going to start challenging towards the top end of the table.
We aren’t suggesting that any one player could necessarily do that but the idea of bringing in a bit of flair would certainly whet the appetites of the Stoke faithful. And the idea of Ronaldinho rocking up is mouth watering.
Of course he’s getting on a bit now and he is certainly not the athlete who terrorised defences for Barcelona.
But if Stoke could put some mobile and energetic players around him he could still be a fantastic playmaker for the club and really elevate them.
Stoke fans may be interested to hear that Skybet have the club as favourites to sign Ronaldinho, should he move this summer at odds of 9/2.
The move may of course backfire on Stoke. But, given a choice, wouldn’t you try to sign a player of this profile for the club?
Let’s have a look at the lad in action. Stoke fans: worth a punt?