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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Stoke snap up Ness from Rangers

ESPN staff

Stoke have agreed a deal to sign Rangers midfielder Jamie Ness, who will complete his transfer upon receipt of international clearance.

Ness, 20, will join on a free after refusing to transfer his Rangers contract to the newco club formed after the Scottish side was liquidated following financial problems.

The midfielder will now look to continue his career with a switch to the Premier League at the Britannia Stadium.

"Jamie is a lad with enormous potential who is clearly determined to make the most of this fresh start in the game,'' manager Tony Pulis told Stoke's official website.

"It's important that we introduce some young blood in strengthening the squad and he certainly fits the bill as someone tipped for a bright future.''

Ness made just 18 appearances for Rangers, having suffered with a groin injury last season.

Departing Rangers players have been told by the PFA Scotland that they are legitimate free agents if they chose to terminate their contract, but newco chief executive Charles Green has insisted he will take legal action over the departures.




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