Ryan Shawcross - Stoke City - Gesturing
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Report: Inter Miami CF linked with Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross

UPDATE (February 17, 5:20 pm ET): A deal looks likely between Inter Miami and Stoke City, with The Telegraph's John Percy saying the two teams are "very close" to agreeing a deal for Ryan Shawcross.


TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Report

Inter Miami CF are making a play for legendary Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross, according to a Saturday report out of England.

The Sentinel's Peter Smith is reporting that Miami are interested in bringing Shawcross stateside amid uncertainty regarding his future at Stoke, where he has been a stalwart since 2007.

Shawcross was left out of Stoke City's matchday squad for their last match against Reading with manager Michael O'Neill explaining that the move was due to "an ongoing situation" regarding "interest from an MLS club". 

The 33-year-old center back has dealt with injuries recently, but is reportedly fully fit. He's a club legend at Stoke, where he's racked up 375 league appearances since 2007 and served as the team captain.

Inter Miami, meanwhile, are looking to revamp their roster under newly hired head coach Phil Neville coming off an underwhelming 2020 expansion season.

2021 Inter Miami CF Roster as of January 28, 2021:

HEAD COACH: Phil Neville

FORWARDS (3):

  • Carranza, Julian
  • Higuain, Gonzalo
  • Robinson, Robbie

MIDFIELDERS (10):

  • Acosta, George
  • Azcona, Edison
  • Chapman, Jay
  • Higuain, Federico
  • Matuidi, Blaise
  • Morgan, Lewis
  • Pellegrini, Matias
  • Pizarro, Rodolfo
  • Ulloa, Victor
  • Valencia, Felipe

DEFENDERS (8):

  • Figal, Nicolas
  • Fray, Ian
  • Gonzalez Pirez, Leandro
  • Makoun, Christian
  • Nealis, Dylan
  • Quinteros, Jairo
  • Seagrist, Patrick
  • Shea, Brek

GOALKEEPERS (3):

  • Callender, Drake
  • Castanheira, Dylan
  • McCarthy, John
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