Geoff Cameron's time with Stoke City may be coming to an end. The American is back in training after returning from his post-World Cup vacation, but now the Potters have another right back in Phil Bardsley, leaving Cameron's future at the club in doubt.
With Bardsley looking like Stoke's likely starting right back, and Cameron having always preferred to play in the center anyway, it is possible that the American will leave the club in the next few weeks. If he does, he will not be short on options. As many as nine clubs have shown interest in signing the 29-year-old, five of them in the Premier League and four in the Bundesliga.
According to the Stoke Sentinel, the five Premier League clubs chasing Cameron are Sunderland, Hull, West Brom, Swansea and Southampton. Of those five, Southampton figures to be the best fit because they need a replacement for Dejan Lovren, giving Cameron the chance to play in the center. Schalke and Eintracht Frankfurt are two of the Bundesliga clubs who have shown interest, leaving Schalke as the clear biggest club who may want the American.
It's unlikely Mark Hughes will let Cameron go for cheap because his versatility makes him a valuable bench option, but they do have to keep the player happy or risk leaving him for free. Cameron's contract is up after the season so if they hold onto him and use him primarily off the bench, it would just about seal his departure next summer and Stoke would not see a penny.