Wilson Palacios has not made a single appearance for Stoke City in this season and the player hailing from Honduras does not seem to be in the plans of the coach Mark Hughes. The contract that Palacios signed with Stoke City expires in the summer and all signs are pointing towards him leaving the Premier League club.
Palacios was signed by Stoke City back in 2011 for a transfer fee of €6 million but due to injuries and a number of other setbacks that have emerged, Palacios has only managed to make 38 appearances in 4 seasons.
Signing Wilson Palacios has turned out to be one of the worst signings of Stoke City in the past few years but the chairman of the Premier League club, Peter Coates defended the clubs’ decision on having signed the Hondurian player.
Peter Coates is the chairman of Stoke City and he revealed some of the factors which influenced in the decision of making a move for the former player of Tottenham Hotspur.
The 77 year old English businessman, Peter Coates said: ‘’He was such a good player at Wigan and Spurs, where he only lost his place to LukaModric. We certainly thought at the time we were getting a very good player, but for whatever reason it hasn’t worked out. I know he has had personal problems in the past, his brother was kidnapped and killed in 2009 but sometimes you just don’t know the reason why things don’t work out.It’s a great shame because it has cost us a huge amount of money, but it’s also a shame for the player because his career hasn’t developed either. We all lost. He did, we did.”
One of the clubs that is being linked with Wilson Palacios is the MLS side D.C. United but no official offers or moves for the player has been made but this might be changing in a few months when Palacios contract with Stoke City expires and he becomes a free agent.