MLS, Stoke City agree on fee for Cameron

MLS, Stoke City agree on fee for Cameron

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MLS, Stoke City agree on fee for Cameron

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Geoff Cameron is one step closer to the English Premier League.

According to multiple reports out of England, Stoke City and Major League Soccer have agreed on a $2.5 million transfer fee that would send the Houston defender abroad. Stoke are still negotiating personal terms with the U.S. national team centerback and need FIFA to grant an international clearance. Cameron currently falls short of the regulation that requires a player to appear in at least 75% of competitive internationals over the past two years, having appeared five times during that span. However, former USA manager Bob Bradley is reportedly willing to testify that Cameron would have been selected more often were it not for injuries.

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates said that he could see no reason why Cameron would not be granted an international clearance but is taking nothing for granted. The $2.5 million deal was an even compromise between MLS's opening demand of $3 million and Stoke City's opening bid of $2 million.

Cameron, 27, is currently negotiating a contract with Stoke, which finished14th in the EPL last season while surrendering 53 goals. The club is preparing to arrive in the United States on Sunday to begin a summer tour of North America.

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