Cameron asks to leave Stoke City

Cameron asks to leave Stoke City

U.S. Men's National Team

Cameron asks to leave Stoke City

Geoff Cameron Stoke City (Stoke)

By IVES GALARCEP

If you were wondering just why Geoff Cameron was nowhere to be found when Stoke City lost to Aston Villa on Saturday, the reason has become a bit more clear.

Cameron has asked Stoke City for a transfer, and a growing list of clubs are interested in acquiring the versatile U.S. Men’s National Team player.

As reported on Goal.com on Monday evening, clubs from Italy, Germany and the Premier League have expressed interest in Cameron, and a transfer could take place as early as this week for the 29-year-old former Houston Dynamo standout.

The driving force behind Cameron’s request to leave is a desire to play as a central defender or defensive midfielder after spending the past two seasons at right back for Stoke City.

So why might Cameron want to stop playing right back? His future role with the national team could be a factor. Jurgen Klinsmann has long held that Cameron’s best position is centerback, and used Cameron there and in defensive midfield at the World Cup. Finding a club willing to play him as a central defender could help bolster Cameron’s chances of remaining a starter for the USMNT in the coming World Cup cycle.

What do you think of this development? Where would you like to see Cameron go?

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