Edu completes three-year deal with Stoke, awaits work permit for eligibility

Edu completes three-year deal with Stoke, awaits work permit for eligibility

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Edu completes three-year deal with Stoke, awaits work permit for eligibility

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Maurice Edu's move to Stoke City is officially complete.

Edu signed a three-year deal with Stoke Thursday, and the club has been given the green light by the English FA to finalize his work permit that will make him eligible for selection. According to the club's official website, it is unlikely that will be completed ahead of this weekend's match against Wigan Athletic, meaning that Edu will debut for the club following the international break.  

Edu joins fellow American Geoff Cameron at Stoke City, where he will fight for playing time in a crowded central midfield. There also remains the possibility that Edu plays in central defense, where he stood out for the U.S. national team against Mexico, for the Potters, as manager Tony Pulis alluded to his versatility when the club initially agreed to the transfer with Rangers, where Edu played from 2008 until this season. 

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