Edu: Stoke switch is 'finally official'

August 31, 2012
By ESPN staff

US international midfielder Maurice Edu says he has completed his move to Stoke City from Rangers.

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Edu, 26, posted on his Twitter account that the switch was "finally official", adding: "Excited & looking forward to this next chapter in my career. Thanks for all your well wishes & support!"

On Thursday, the Potters revealed that they had been given permission to finalise Edu's work permit application after the player had agreed a three-year deal and passed a medical.

Edu has won 37 caps for the US, and his move from Rangers ends a four-year stint in Scotland. He won three Scottish titles while at Ibrox, and had also been linked with a summer move to Championship Ipswich.

Stoke assistant manager Dave Kemp said on Thursday that he believed Stoke were "very close to getting the deal over the line".