Americans Abroad

McCoist alludes to potential Stoke City move for Edu

Edu (Reuters Pictures)

Maurice Edu and Geoff Cameron teamed together in central defense to do their part in the U.S. men's national team's first-ever win on Mexican soil last week. It appears as if the two may be joining forces much more frequently for the foreseeable future.

According to Rangers manager Ally McCoist, Edu's representation alerted him to a potential transfer to Stoke City, a move that would facilitate his transfer out of the fourth-tier Scottish club and into the English Premier League where he would be teammates with Cameron.

"We hear from his agent that there is a potential deal to be done with Stoke," McCoist told BBC Scotland.

On Monday, McCoist said that League Championship side Ipswich Town had submitted an offer for Edu. While a move to the Premier League would undoubtedly be a step up from that, it remains to be seen where he would fit in with Stoke, which currently has Honduran international Wilson Palacios, Glenn Whelan and Dean Whitehead entrenched as central midfielders.

What do you think of this development?

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  • CplDaniel

    At the moment, they are the new Bolton. Side that was promoted a few years back, usually expected to finish in the bottom 7, but absent a run of bad form have an above 50% odds of finishing above the relegation zone. And has just signed a 1 or a couple of US MNT players.

    Fulham, I think has a higher status, and is reasonably expected to finish mid-table each year. If Stoke hits mid-table, then it’s considered a good year for them.


  • A.D.Faye.God

    Stoke fan here, very little info on an Edu move here, but I think its safe to say that it looks unlikely. Cameron is definitely going to be used mainly as a defensive central midfielder. Competition for the position looks strong on paper, but actually, if Cameron has a good start to the season, the position could easily be his – Whitehead and Whelan have both shown weaknesses in the last couple of seasons and Palacios has barely played (who knows why). Also, we are rumoured to be getting Tom Huddlestone in from Spurs on a 12 month loan (so Edu even less likely).

    Oh and don’t rule out Cameron spending a lot of time at Right Back (outside back?) this season either, Pulis loves to play centre backs there if they pass the ball too much.

    And one last thing, Pulis said earlier in the Summer that he liked the American market, and was surprised that more USA players weren’t in the English leagues – so maybe more US players to Stoke in the next couple of seasons?


  • dynamofan

    Is it “jus sayin” or “just saying”. We need some an acronym for this, I propose JS.


  • Four Cents

    Moe can play just about anywhere (i think the only one I haven’t seem him play is keeper- :P)- I’m stoked about Stoke as well.. If this trade goes through, Stoke could be one of my new favorite teams to watch… Lets go you Yanks!!!


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