Darren Fletcher, Geoff Cameron, Charlie Adam and Peter Crouch could all be axed at Stoke City this summer, as Gary Rowett looks to reshape the squad he has inherited at the bet365 Stadium.
Rowett has taken over at Stoke on a three-year deal, with the ex-Derby boss looking to help his new employers achieve an instant return to the Premier League.
According to a report from the Stoke Sentinel, Fletcher, Cameron, Adam and Crouch could all be axed by Rowett this summer, with Stoke’s new boss unlikely to stand in the quartet’s way if they want to leave the club.
Rowett will focus on a younger, more athletic squad, to guide Stoke back to the Premier League.
Fletcher is one player who is attracting interest, with a the veteran midfielder looking set to move on after just a year at the bet365 Stadium.
According to the Scotsman, Rangers are interested in signing Fletcher, with the Glasgow giants offering the midfielder a route back to Scotland this summer.
The 34-year-old midfielder has made 29 appearances during his year at Stoke, after arriving at the bet365 Stadium from West Bromwich Albion.
Rowett is inheriting a squad that struggled last season, and he will want to get his own players in this summer.
Fletcher, Cameron, Adam and Crouch are all high-profile players, but if Rowett doesn’t believe they can help Stoke move forward, they need to be moved on.
Rowett will be aware that Championship experience will be key next season, but a younger, more energetic squad, certainly has a better chance of getting out of a competitive Championship.
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