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Friday, August 24, 2012
Stoke City working to sign Maurice Edu

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Stoke City is in the process of acquiring American midfielder Maurice Edu from Rangers, MLSSoccer.com reported Friday.

Edu, 26, has been with Rangers since 2008. He has been a fixture in the United States' midfield and played in the 2010 World Cup.

According to Rangers' official website, Edu is "seemingly set to complete a move to Stoke City." The site also reported Tuesday that Stoke was interested in the 26-year-old.

Rangers was relegated to the fourth tier of the Scottish Football League in July following bankruptcy issues. Through Wednesday, 23 first team players had left the club this summer.

If the deal with Stoke is completed, Edu will join fellow American Geoff Cameron, who signed this summer from the Houston Dynamo.

Depending on his fitness, Cameron could make his Stoke debut Sunday against Arsenal.

"Even if it doesn't happen this weekend, it will be a proud moment for me when I pull on that shirt in front of the supporters for the first time," Cameron told the Potters' matchday magazine.

Stoke had been linked to adding midfielder Tom Huddlestone, but reports emerged Friday claiming the move had stalled.

Information from Press Association was used in this report.




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