Stoke City are open to selling defender Josh Tymon before the transfer window closes in order to balance the books according to journalist Alan Nixon.
The 24-year-old has fallen down the pecking order under Alex Neil following a series of defensive additions for the Championship side and he could be in line to leave the club before Friday’s deadline.
Who is Josh Tymon?
The full-back began his professional career with Hull City, before making the switch to Stoke in July 2017. He’s since had loan spells with MK Dons and Famalicao, whilst featuring over 120 times for Stoke, contributing to 15 goals in the process.
A positive start
Stoke City began the 2023/24 season with a thumping 4-1 win against Rotherham United, before slipping to defeat against Ipswich Town. The club bounced back with a 1-0 win against Watford, before losing to Millwall on Saturday.
Alex Neil’s men will host Preston North End on Saturday afternoon and will head into the game in tenth place, three points outside of the top six.
A busy summer
Stoke City have enjoyed a very busy summer transfer window, with several high profiled arrivals in both defence and attack. Defensively, the side have added Coventry’s Michael Rose and Burnley’s Luke McNally to strengthen their back line. Similarly, Sheffield United’s Enda Stevens has arrived which has affected Tymon’s game time.
The club have also added attacking strength with the likes of Wesley from Aston Villa and Ryan Mmaee from Hungarian side Ferencvaros in a bid to try and reach the play-off places.
Tymon has been a key player at times for Stoke City but with more experienced options arriving, it does suggest that the end is near for the defender at Alex Neil’s side.
It is unclear as to whether he’d stay in the Championship or drop into League One, but whoever lands him is getting a very good addition to their back line.