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Five Africans who could make their debuts this weekend

Africa's stars were some of the major protagonists of the transfer window, with some of the continent's biggest names moving clubs since the last matchday across Europe's major leagues.

Following the international break, we now have an opportunity to see some of the movers in action as domestic action resumes.

Here, we profile five African players who could be set to make their debuts for their new clubs this weekend.

Giannelli Imbula ended his disappointing spell at Stoke City with a loan move...


Toulouse sign Giannelli Imbula on loan from Stoke City

Giannelli Imbula failed to live up to expectations at Stoke.

Ligue 1 club Toulouse have signed Giannelli Imbula on loan from Stoke City.

Stoke broke their transfer record when they signed Imbula, 24, from Porto in the winter transfer window in 2016, but the former Marseille midfielder did not match expectations and now returns to France.

He made just 28 appearances in all competitions for Stoke, starting just one competitive game in 2017.

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Mark Hughes and Stoke City had virtually nothing to celebrate this season.

A disappointing season, which picked up where the previous one ended, completed 18 months of misery under an increasingly floundering Mark Hughes.

Rating out of 10: 2


Sadly, there has been very little to celebrate this season, making it nigh on impossible to pick even a solitary highlight from it. The manager himself was asked the same question, and his response was to champion draws against Manchester United and Manchester City, which gives a telling indication of just how underwhelming...

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Mark Hughes: Still time for struggling Giannelli Imbula to improve for Stoke

Stoke boss Mark Hughes is set to give record signing Giannelli Imbula one more chance before making a decision on whether to sell him in the summer.

Imbula joined the Potters for £18.3 million from Porto, but has struggled to make an impact and last started a Premier League game in December.

Despite reports the club are prepared to take a significant loss and offload him at the end of the current campaign, Hughes says he has not yet given up hope that the Belgian-born player could be a success.