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Stoke will allow Brek Shea to leave on loan, or permanently

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Stoke has no use for Brek Shea anymore.

Clive Brunskill

Brek Shea's days at Stoke City appear to be done. The club are going to let him leave, either on loan or as part of a sale, and are just waiting on suitors, according to the Stoke Sentinel.

Reports out of Stoke have been complimentary of Shea during the preseason. They say he has looked sharp and fast, making him one of the club's better players, but that hasn't been enough to change Mark Hughes' opinion of him. Hughes doesn't think Shea will play a role for the team so if they can get a loan where someone else picks up his wages, or they can get a fee for him, they will be happy to let him go.

There have been multiple rumors that Shea could make a return to MLS. He spent time this summer training with Orlando City and several clubs in the league would assumedly be interested in him. He may have a had a horrible time in England -- almost never playing for Stoke and seeing his loan at Burnley cut short when he got into a tiff with fans -- but he is still the same player who used to torch MLS teams. Especially with a new CBA coming into effect next season, signing Shea without taking up a ton of cap space or making him a Designated Player might be doable.