Stoke City have confirmed that young striker Julien Ngoy will continue his development with Swiss side Grasshoppers for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign.
???? Striker @JulienNgoy28 has today joined Swiss side Grasshopper Club Zürich on loan for the remainder of the season
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) August 29, 2018
The 20-year-old Belgian has made seven substitute appearances for our senior squad having come through as an Academy graduate and he spent the second half of last season out on loan with Walsall, making nine starting appearances with a further four showings from the substitutes bench.
His time with the Sadlers saw him score his maiden EFL goal, and he ended the spell with three to his name in League One.
Grasshopper Club Zurich finished in ninth place in the Swiss Super League last season and hopefully, it’ll be a good spell for him and a cracking experience as he continues to make his way in the game.
— Rory (@Rory_Watt) August 29, 2018
Another one that will never play for the first team
— Clive joynson (@CliveJoynson) August 29, 2018
Good luck @JulienNgoy28
— Euan Johnston (@EuanJohnston6) August 29, 2018
Best wishes jules
— brad (@abradshaw45) August 29, 2018
Shame not to see him featuring this year
— ANT (@StokieAnt32) August 29, 2018
— Alex Finan (@Legionhairs) August 29, 2018
Ffs one of the better youngsters and were loaning him out , it’s understandable as he will play more but would’ve liked to see him stay and play abit with us , good luck @JulienNgoy28
— George (@George58410274) August 29, 2018
Until the muppets on the board change their ideas!! But we might be playing Vale by then!!!
— Grant Piland (@archerdog55) August 29, 2018
As the above reactions show, plenty wish him well for his time away from the club and they hope it goes well for him so we can see him make a better transition through to our first team in the coming years.