BRIAN SCIARETTA - Monday, August 27, 2012
It appears as if Stoke City will be acquiring their second American of the summer transfer window.

Over the weekend Stoke City confirmed that they have agreed to personal terms for US international Maurice Edu and that the only two hurdles are a physical and a new UK work permit.

Edu, 26, has been with the Rangers since 2008 when he made the move to Europe following two seasons with Toronto FC in MLS. Rangers, however, have been caught in a financial downfall this past year and now play in the Scottish Third Division which is the fourth tier in Scotland.

Now the Fontana, California native will move south to the English Premier League where he will join fellow US international Geoff Cameron who joined the team earlier this month.
Tuesday August 28, 2012 12:20 pm
Could somebody please shed some light on how the UK work permit works (yes I know it is probably impossible to fathom but please try?). Scotland and England are both in the UK so why does Edu need a new one to switch leagues? Also, is there any chance that it would be rejected given the fact that Edu is a much more capped player than Cameron, Ream or Guzan?
Tuesday August 28, 2012 2:55 am
well, beats where former Rangers team mate Bocanegra finds himself I guess.
Monday August 27, 2012 6:27 pm
Hate to say it, I just don't see him getting any time at stoke as a defensive mid. His lack of ball skills will be highlighted in the EPL.

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