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Stoke set to sign German striker

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Stoke City look set to boost their strike force further with the addiction of German striker Aaron Hunt before the transfer window closes on Monday night, according to The Sentinel. 

Mark Hughes flew out to Germany early on Thursday morning and it is believed that Hunt was the target of this venture.

The 26-year-old was reportedly present at the Britannia Stadium last night to watch current striker Kenwyne Jones score all three goals to give Stoke a 3-1 win over Walsall in the Capital One Cup.

Stoke were hoping the win would persuade the striker to make the switch from Werder Bremen after a agreement had already been made with the German club.

The versatile player can also play out on the wing, which is highlighted by the one goal every five games ratio he boasts during his 175 game career with the Bundesliga side.

The new Stoke manager will be happy to add a striker to the team after their low scoring record last season and with both Jones and Cameron Jerome linked with moves away from the Potteries along with Peter Crouch. 

Jones is the only Stoke striker to find the net so far this season and is now pushing for a start against West Ham. The addition of Hunt in the squad could give Jones a more versatile partner to assist him when Stoke set up in a  4-4-2 formation.

If Hunt signs, he will be the the second striker to join Stoke City under Mark Hughes reign, after Juan Agudelo signed a pre-contract to join in January. He also follows the signings of Erik Pieters and Marc Munesia this summer.

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