Stoke chairman Coates: No age limits for Hughes transfers

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates says there's no age limits to manager Mark Hughes' transfer plans.

The Potters appointed Mark Cartwright as technical director in December as part of a long-term plan to identity more value for money signings, particularly abroad.

Coates told The Sentinel: "When you are dealing in the transfer market and spending money, you do like the players to be the right age so they have a residual value. But that doesn't mean we are going to sign exclusively younger players.

"There is a certain age beyond which we are not comfortable buying because there will be no value afterwards, but it will be about getting the right balance because a team also needs experienced professionals."

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