Released from his Stoke City contract in February 2020 after just over four years at the club, Giannelli Imbula decided to move to Sochi in Russia.

That experience didn’t exactly last long, with him leaving in September of that same year and navigating free agency ever since.

A move to Nantes back when Raymond Domenech was briefly in charge was in the works, but after spending some time with the club, nothing came of it and the Stoke flop returned to his search for a new club.

Well, according to Foot Mercato in France, he appears to have found one, ready to bounce back from his bet365 Stadium and Russian failures with a move to Portugal.

It’s explained the 28-year-old is awaited at Portimonense, who are currently 13th in Liga NOS, where he is expected on Friday to sign a contract that will keep him there until 2022.

This will be the former Stoke man’s second spell in Portugal, having spent a season at Porto just before his move to the Potters during the 2016-17 campaign.

Can he turn his career back around? It’s up to him, now.