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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Ghana national team attacker Tariqe Fosu joins Stoke City on loan from Brentford

Ghana national team member Tariqe Fosu struggled to get on the pitch for all of the 2021-22 season at Brentford FC due to injuries and other players being preferred ahead of him and now the 26-year-old will attempt to return to form on loan at EFL Championship side Stoke City. The English-born wide player made only one English Premier League appearance for Brentford last season in addition to two appearances in the EFL Cup but needs regular playing time to have a shot of making Ghana’s 2022 World Cup squad, something he hopes to obtain at Stoke.

Stoke manager Rory Delap described what he expects out of Fosu during his time at the club, seeing the former Reading youth player as an “attacking wing-back” but acknowledging that Fosu is capable of helping out his side in a variety of roles. Delap also praised Fosu’s ability to be direct and take defenders on with the ball. Stoke are looking to improve their fortunes having spent last season stuck in mid-table obscurity and their early form in the 2022-23 season is indicating more of the same with three points from three games so far in England’s second tier.