Potters wrap up deal for American midfielder.
Stoke have confirmed the signing of US international Brek Shea according to Sky Sports.
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The US international has signed a four and a half year deal with the club after being successfully granted a work permit.
Stoke have signed Shea from MLS club FC Dallas, where the midfielder has been impressing a number of clubs this season with his assured performances in the middle of the park.
‘It’s fantastic news that we have been able to push through the deal’ said Stoke boss Tony Pulis.
‘Brek is a very, very exciting player, and one who we firmly believe could go on to become an outstanding player for this football club. He has terrific pace, a very good left foot and is capable of scoring goals. He has all the tools needed to be a success here.’
The deal finally went through after the club successfully appealed a work permit application. Shea was initially denied a visa on account of him not having played in 75% of the US’s international fixtures over the last two seasons, but the club argued mitigating circumstances on account of the player having been injured during that period.
‘It’s been up and down trying to figure out what’s going on, but I’m here now and ready to go’ said Shea.
‘It’s one of the best leagues in the world, and I’m excited to be here and hopefully I can contribute.’
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