Mark Hughes has revealed a decision on the future of midfielder Giannelli Imbula will not be made until the end of the season
Imbula has featured just 15 times for Stoke this season and has been linked with a summer move away from the bet365 Stadium.
“It’s fair to say Giannelli has struggled this year in terms of having an impact but any decision on any player won’t be made during the season.
“It’s not fitness or injury. He’s struggled for a bit of form and struggled at times to understand what is required in the Premier League.
“We all see his talent but there are other elements which aren’t as strong as his ability on the ball. He hasn’t had as many games as he or I would have liked – but he’s still got time and I hope he will impress in those.”