Pulis eyes Arismendi loan
Tony Pulis could let Diego Arismendi leave Stoke on loan in the hope of improving the midfielder's chances of staying in English football.
Last Updated: 29/02/12 3:29pm
Tony Pulis has revealed he could let Diego Arismendi leave Stoke on loan in the hope of improving the midfielder's chances of staying in English football.
Arismendi joined the Potters in the summer of 2009 in a £2.6million deal from Uruguayan Primera Division side Club Nacional.
However, he failed to make an impact for Stoke and Pulis opted to send him out on loan at Brighton and then Barnsley.
Now the Potters boss is hopeful of sending him back out to a Football League club until the end of the season, despite the recent lack of interest during January.
And with the emergency window shutting on 24th March, Pulis believes Arismendi's performance during the 1-0 Europa League defeat against Valencia at the Mestalla will encourage clubs to come in for the 24-year-old.
"He needs to be playing league football," said Pulis. "And we have been disappointed we couldn't get him out on loan.
"I don't know why, but hopefully last week's performance in Valencia will have been noticed.
"Diego was great and he did well at Besiktas in his other start."
Arismendi has just over a year left on his current contract at the Britannia Stadium and Pulis added: "He has got time and he has got the talent."