According to the Telegraph, Stoke City are considering a move for Derby County winger Florian Jozefzoon who could be allowed to depart Pride Park this month.

The Dutch winger joined the Rams for £2.75 million back in the summer of 2018.

He posted seven goals and seven assists in 31 Championship games at Brentford prior to joining Derby. However, he has struggled to get going at Pride Park.

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Jozefzoon made just 13 Championship starts last term. This season, the out-of-favour winger is on course for even less, making just six league starts to date.

He has featured for just nine minutes since mid-October.

Transfermarkt claim his current value is just over £2 million. However, Derby would do well to fetch such a fee considering his poor form and current status.

Stoke’s recent victory over West Bromwich Albion provided much-needed confidence.

 

The Potters are four points clear of the Championship relegation zone. Manager Michael O’Neill will be keen to strengthen this month to fend off any threat of going down.

Stoke may see Jozefzoon as a player who can provide extra competition out wide for the likes of James McClean and especially Tom Ince who has underperformed this season.

Ince has managed just one goals and two assists in 23 league appearances.

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Derby, meanwhile, are seemingly on the lookout for a new wide player. Jason Knight, Tom Lawrence and Duane Holmes currently provide options for manager Phillip Cocu.

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