Stoke City close in on USA international Cameron

The Potters have announced the immintent capture of the versatile 27-year-old defender, who featured in the MLS All-Star team of 2010 and 2011, for an undisclosed fee

Stoke City are closing in on a deal for USA international defender Geoff Cameron, the club have confirmed.

The versatile 27-year-old, who can play as part of a back four or in midfield, is set to undergo a medical on Wednesday and will rendezvous with the Potters on their pre-season tour in Orlando.

"Whilst we would not normally confirm a transfer until everything is complete, we have agreed a fee and personal terms in this instance and the player will now join up with the squad in Orlando to have his medical," chief executive Tony Scholes told the club's official website.

Cameron began his senior career in the USL Premier Development League with Rhode Island Stingrays, before being picked by Houston Dynamo in the third round of the 2008 MLS Super Draft.

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The defender went onto make 116 appearances for the Dynamo, scoring 11 goals, and was also named in the MLS All-Star teams of 2010 and 2011, competing against Everton and Manchester United, respectively.

"He will give us plenty of options. He can play at centre-back, across midfield and even at full-back as well," added Stoke boss Tony Pulis.

"With the squad that we have, it's always useful to have players who are versatile, so in that sense he will be a good asset for the club.

"We believe that he is a player who can cope with the Premier League because he has done exceptionally well over the past year.

"We have watched him a few times, but he also comes with great recommendations from many who consider him one of the top players in MLS."