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Stoke prizes Cameron for versatility
by Paul Kennedy, July 26th, 2012 12:22AM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Geoff Cameron's flight to Florida to join up with touring Stoke City and undergo a medical exam signals the end of the transfer saga of the Houston Dynamo defender, the latest MLS player to leave MLS for the English Premier League.

"Whilst we would not normally confirm a transfer until everything is complete, we have agreed a fee and personal terms in this instance and the player will now join up with the squad in Orlando to have his medical," Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes said on the club's official website.

Cameron, 27, missed the 2012 MLS All-Star Game after competing the last two seasons against Everton and Manchester United. The University of Rhode Island product played 116 game for the Dynamo, which he helped to MLS Cup 2011.

"He will give us plenty of options," said Stoke manager Tony Pulis. "He can play at center back, across midfield and even at fullback as well. With the squad that we have, it's always useful to have players who are versatile, so in that sense he will be a good asset for the club. We believe that he is a player who can cope with the Premier League because he has done exceptionally well over the past year. We have watched him a few times, but he also comes with great recommendations from many who consider him one of the top players in MLS."

Another U.S. defender on the move is 28-year-old Zak Whitbread, who signed a two-year contract to play for Leicester City of the League Championship after being released by Norwich City with which he made his EPL debut in 2011-12.

"Zak is a player of great quality that will add a huge amount of experience to the squad," Leicester manager Nigel Pearson said. "I'm delighted to have him here.'"

Whitbread, who made 21 appearances for promoted Norwich in the EPL last season, played for the USA at the 2003 World Youth Championship but has not been capped for the senior national level.



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