Potters chief reveals stopper update
Tony Pulis has confirmed that Stoke have completed a deal to sign defender Geoff Cameron and are waiting on international clearance.
The Potters chief has been looking to take the 27-year-old American to the Britannia Stadium from Houston Dynamos, despite strong interest from several rival Premier League clubs.
However, Pulis has now revealed that a deal has been agreed for Cameron and he hopes to secure clearance for the player to make the move while the Potters are on their pre-season tour of the United States.
"I think the deal has been done now, which is pleasing," he told The Sentinel.
"We think he's a player who can cope with the Premier League.
"I think he's played full-back as well and it's always nice to have players who can play in more than one position.
"We're hoping he'll be able to join us (in Orlando), but he won't be able to play until we get clearance. That's the next thing.
"But it will be nice to get him here with the lads and training with us before we take him back to England.
"I doubt we'll have the clearance through in time to play him in Kansas (next Wednesday), so we'll have to wait until we get back home.
"I've seen him play once, in an international, and he's got good qualities. Speaking to loads of people about him, they say his attitude is absolutely fantastic, but you expect that from Americans.
"I think Americans are well suited to the Premier League because they are honest and hard-working.
"You look at some of the players in the MLS and it might be a place teams in England look to now, instead of constantly looking in Europe to buy players. There is better value over here."
Pulis is very hopeful that Cameron will be cleared by FIFA to make the move despite the fact he has not figured in the required 75 per cent of international fixtures over the past two years.