Stoke Loanee Admits He May Have Played His Last Game for the Potters With Option to Buy in Deal

By Adam Payne

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​​Stoke City youngster Julien Ngoy, who is currently out on loan at Grasshopper Zurich, has admitted that he left the Potteries this summer to get away from ‘everything he knew’ and develop as a footballer.

The Belgian has been on the cusp of making Stoke’s first team for a while, but has been limited to seven substitute appearances, six of those in the Premier League, since his arrival from Club Brugge in 2013.

Speaking in an interview with DH in Belgium, he explained why he made the move to Zurich, saying: “I told myself that it was best to be away from everything I know. To not be close to my mates in Belgium and to only think about football. Zurich is a really quiet town and very nice. It’s what I needed.”

The Belgium Under-21 international admitted that there is an option for Grasshopper to buy him included in his loan contract, insisting that he would not rule out a possible long-term stay in Switzerland if it was the best thing for his career.

He said: “I don’t think it’s that expensive. I came here to really launch my career with …read more