Stoke chairman Coates explains Tuncay, Gudjohnsen departures

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has explained the January departures of Tuncay and Eidur Gudjohnsen.

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has explained the January departures of Tuncay and Eidur Gudjohnsen.

Coates said City sold Tuncay to Wolfsburg for £4.4m during the transfer window because he wanted to play in Germany and because Tony Pulis couldn't offer him regular first-team football.

He told The Sentinel: "Tuncay wanted to leave and he wanted to go to Germany. He was very anxious to play a lot of games and Tony Pulis didn't feel he was in a position to guarantee that."

And on Gudjohnsen, who is now at Fulham, Coates added: "We thought he was a good signing, but it didn't work out. We managed to get him another club and he was keen to do that. It worked out well for us because there was a saving to be had."

 
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