Stoke City defender Erik Pieters is expected to leave the club on a permanent basis this summer.

He joined French side Amiens on loan in the January for the remainder of this season and they are keen on signing him now, as per a report by StokeOnTrent Live.

Two other Ligue 1 sides are interested in his availability as well as a Dutch Eredivisie side, believed to be Feyernoord.

Pieters stayed at Stoke last summer despite their relegation from the Premier League in 2018. He played 22 times in the first half of the campaign but was offloaded in January as the Potters looked to balance the books.

The Dutch left-back signed for the Staffordshire side in June 2013 from PSV Eindhoven for a fee of around £3 million. He established himself as a key player for the Potters in the Premier League and played just under 200 games for them.

Pieters, who has 14 caps for Holland under his belt, started his career in his native country with VV Rhelico before he was snapped up by FC Utrecht as a youngster. He played 64 times for them in the Eredivisie before PSV signed him in July 2008 for €2.5 million.

He went onto play for PSV in the Champions League and Europa League during his time at the Philips Stadion prior to his move to England.

It appears Pieters’ time at the Bet365 Stadium will come to an end this summer despite him still having a year left to run on his contract. The 30-year-old is expected to have plenty of options.

 


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