Bardsley leaves Sunderland to join Stoke

LEAVING: Phil Bardsley will leave Sunderland to join Stoke City

LEAVING: Phil Bardsley will leave Sunderland to join Stoke City

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PHIL BARDSLEY has turned his back on Sunderland to sign for Premier League rivals Stoke City.

The full-back has turned down the Black Cats' offer of a new contract at the Stadium of Light in order to sign a three-year deal with Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.

The news, which was relayed to Sunderland officials earlier this afternoon, represents a considerable blow to Gustavo Poyet, who had been hoping to retain the 28-year-old.

Instead, Bardsley will now be formally confirmed as a Stoke player once the transfer window reopens, leaving Sunderland to pursue alternative options at right-back.

 

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6:14pm Thu 22 May 14

DarloXman says...

Hurray!!
Hurray!! DarloXman
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7:09pm Thu 22 May 14

happyguy says...

Good riddance to bad rubbish . The winning streak only happened when he was out of action.
Good riddance to bad rubbish . The winning streak only happened when he was out of action. happyguy
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8:46pm Thu 22 May 14

ChippyD says...

Hope he has a happy time at Stoke! He was a 100% player. Enjoy the rest of your career in football.
Hope he has a happy time at Stoke! He was a 100% player. Enjoy the rest of your career in football. ChippyD
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