Giannelli Imbula closer to locomotive Moscow transfer as Stoke City's record signing travels to Russia for talks
- Giannelli Imbula has not played a game for Stoke City since March 8, 2017
- The 27-year-old joined the Potters for a club record £ 18.3m from Porto in 2016
- He had spent the first part of the season on loan with Italian outfit Lecce
Stoke City midfielder Giannelli Imbula discusses a move to Lokomotiv Moscow.
The 27-year-old arrived at Stoke for a club record £ 18.3million from Porto in 2016, but had difficulty making an impression and was loaned out on Italian side Lecce who had an option to buy at £ 3.5m m.
However, locomotives are prepared to take the Congo internationally on a permanent deal and he has traveled to Moscow after talks. Russia's transfer window closes on Saturday.
Gianni Imbula (left, pictured in 2018) is set to leave Stoke City for Lokomotiv Moscow
Imbula made just 28 appearances for Stoke and still has 18 months left on contract.
His last match for Stoke was on March 8, 2017 and he spent 2017-18 on French side Toulouse and last season at Rayo Vallecano in La Liga of Spain.
He had played this campaign in 10 matches for Lecce in all competitions.
Imbula, pictured on loan at Rayo Vallecano last season, is having talks with Lokomotiv
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