After reports from Netherlands claiming the transfer of Porto’s Bruno Martins Indi to Stoke City is done, it’s now time to have a look at the Portuguese press and see what they’re claiming.
Portuguese newspaper O Jogo covers the Dutch news today, and add that despite not being done yet, the deal is ‘well forwarded’ and well placed to happen soon.
They claim there are a few details left for the Stoke City transfer to happen, and there are ‘few doubts’ the player is leaving. Although Martina Indi trained normally on Monday, it’s more likely he will be gone by the end of the week.
O Jogo doesn’t disagree with the figures mentioned by De Telegraaf, so it’s likely Stoke City will be paying around €8m for the defender, despite Porto’s first demands of €12m.
Porto already received €2m for the player’s loan to the Potters last season, when he made 37 appearances for Mark Hughes’ side.
It’s that loan period which persuaded Hughes to try and sign Martins Indi on a permanent basis, a process which has been continuing for much of the current transfer window.
Stoke City finally look closer to their man.