Stoke midfielder Steven Nzonzi wanted by two European clubs

Published 07/02/2015, 2:53 PM EDT

Stoke City midfielder Steven Nzonzi has been under the radar of French team Monaco along with the two times Europa League winners, Sevilla.

Nzonzi has just around an year left in his contract at Stoke, and would like to seek his prospects elsewhere, on an European stage. Nzonzi had been impressive this season for the Potters, and had attracted a lot of attention following his consistency on the pitch.

The 26-year old Frenchman seems to be keen to play for the back to back Europa League winners, Sevilla, who will be looking to try their chances at a higher level of European competition, the Champions League. Although a previous bid, valued to be around  £3 million by the same club was denied by the Potters, a higher bid may seal the deal.

The club also  supposedly rejected a  £7 million bid from Leicester City. But the Ligue 1 team, Monaco are also all set to play in the Champions League, having finished third in the league, and may be a backup option for Nzonzi.

Steve Nzonzi had played for the French club Amiens for two years before Blackburn Rovers bought him back in 2009. He made a change of fortunes by transferring to Stoke in 2012, and has played 109 matches for the Potters. Nzonzi has also played a few U-21 matches for the French National side.



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