Pieters urges De Jong swoop

Last Updated: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 08:26

Stoke defender Erik Pieters has urged the club to complete the signing of fellow countryman Luuk De Jong.

The Potters are stepping up their interest in the Borussia Monchengladbach striker after watching him in action at the weekend and reports suggest the player's representatives have been in England this week to discuss a possible move.

Stoke have yet to comment on all the speculation, but Pieters hopes it is true as he believes De Jong has all the attributes to be a huge hit at the Britannia Stadium.

"I played against him in Holland and he is a good player," said Pieters. "He is a big striker (around six feet, two inches) with great technique and good scoring ability.

"Because he is tall, he is also good in the air. And for his height, he's got a good technique to control and shoot. From my opinion of him in Holland, I know he is a good player and would be really good here.

"I don't know if it's going to happen, though, we will have to wait and see. But he would be a good signing."

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