Tijane Reis – Chaves to Stoke City?
Tijane Reis, of Chaves, has gone on trial with English Premier League side Stoke City. Stoke manager Tony Pulis is evidently keen to add a winger to his squad, and Tijane is high on his list. Tijane has impressed for the third division side Chaves, enough to earn a call-up to the Portugal Under-21 team. Not many players from the third division earn a call-up to the U-21 team, so the fact that he did speaks wonders to his skill.
Portuguese forward Yannick Djalo, who has recently been caught in the middle of a mess regarding his summer transfer to Ligue 1 outfit OGC Nice, is still without a club after his trial with Aston Villa fell by the wayside. The striker had announced through Facebook that he was poised to go on trial with Premier League club Aston Villa early in December. Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has pulled the plug, however, stating that the loose ends regarding his contract mess between Sporting and Nice are the reason for the collapse.