Hoefkens to stay at Stoke
By Robin Slater
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Carl Hoefkens has pledged his future to Stoke after turning down a move back to Belgium.
Stoke right-back Carl Hoefkens has committed his future to the club after turning down a move back to Belgium.
The Belgium international looked set to return to his homeland after Club Brugge agreed a fee with Stoke for the player.
But Hoefkens insists he is happy in England and never had any intention of leaving The Britannia Stadium.
He told the club's official website: "Brugge asked me to go over and talk to them so I did, to be polite, but I knew in advance I wouldn't go there, to be honest.
"I don't want to go. I have said that from the beginning and I still feel the same.
"I want to stay in England 100 per cent and I really enjoy Stoke."
In further news Yeovil look likely to secure the loan signing of Stoke winger Peter Sweeney until the end of the season.
Yeovil Manager Russell Slade is looking to strengthen his squad with Sweeney as he pushes for promotion in League One.
"I'm trying to get Peter Sweeney in and hopefully he will join us for the remainder of the season. He's a left winger with a lot of quality on the ball.
"Hopefully he will join us and enhance our chances of getting promoted this season."