Edu joins Stoke City

Edu joins Stoke City

U.S. Men's National Team

Edu joins Stoke City

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Maurice Edu has found a new home and when he gets there he will see a familiar face.

The U.S. national team midfielder/defender has signed with English Premier League squad Stoke City, agreeing to personal terms with the club on Saturday. He joins the Potters just as U.S. teammate Geoff Cameron is set to finally join Stoke after completing all the paperwork for his own transfer.

Edu leaves Glasgow Rangers after four seasons with the club, departing after the financial meltdown that led to the team's bankruptcy and demotion to the Scottish third division.

Once he completes his physical, and secures a UK work permit, Edu will join a Stoke City side where he will battle for playing time in central midfield, and potentially on defense as well. (For those asking, his work permit from Rangers apparently does not carry over, but he should have no problem securing one with Stoke.)

"Maurice is not only a good player and a good athlete, but also versatile," Stoke manager Tony Pulis said. "It's important we have players who can slot into more than one position this season because the squad will be smaller if we move a few on."

Edu signed a three-year contract with Stoke City, and is set to move on a free transfer if FIFA, as expected, rules that Rangers' bankrupty has voided the final remaining year on his contract with the Scottish club.

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