Friday, 31 May 2013

STOKE WILL LET ASMIR BEGOVIC JOIN LIVERPOOL OR CHELSEA


ABOVE: Asmir Begovic enjoyed a fine season for Stoke
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If top clubs come in for your players, I do not think you can deny them the opportunity
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Asmir Begovic
31st May 2013

By Jack Wilson

ASMIR BEGOVIC will be allowed to join Liverpool or Chelsea after Stoke chairman Peter Coates admitted he wouldn't stop the Bosnian leaving.

Keeper Begovic, 25, put in some fine performances for Stoke and was one of the main reasons they weren't relegated from the Premier League.

Begovic would command a fee of around £15m and Liverpool and Chelsea are interested in snapping him up.

Coates said: "Asmir is a super professional player.

"We like him very much. He is a top, top goalkeeper - I think he is as good as anybody in the Premier League.

"But he is also ambitious. If top clubs come in for your players, I do not think you can deny them the opportunity."

Although he won't be sold on the cheap.

Coates added: "But it would depend very much on the money being right. We are not looking to sell him.

"We are not expecting to sell him. We expect him to be our goalkeeper next season.
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