Imbula’s best to come – Hughes

Stoke boss Mark Hughes says Giannelli Imbula has settled in well since arriving at the club and his best form has yet to come.

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Imbula arrived at the Britannia Stadium during the transfer window for a club-record £18.3million fee and Hughes is happy with the way he has adapted to life in England and the Premier League.

Even so, Hughes says the fans have seen nothing yet and he expects the midfielder to get even better next season, once he has fully settled in.

“These six months will be invaluable for him,” says Hughes, “because he’s new to the country and new to the Premier League.

“So this is a learning process for him and you sense he’s going to get to grips with the league very, very quickly and that next year we will see an uplift again in terms of his influence on games and what he can do for us.

“We are very encouraged by what we’ve seen, but there’s more to come we think.”

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