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American Exports: Edu's deal to Stoke City completed

Maurice Edu, "With arrmmmmms wide open"

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AMSTERDAM – Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu has signed a three-year deal to join Stoke City, MLSsoccer.com has learned.

A source close to the situation confirmed that the the ink is now dry on the US international's new contract, after Edu (above) passed a Potters medical exam over the weekend and his work permit was given the thumbs up by the UK Home Office on Wednesday.

It’s unknown for now whether Stoke can get Edu's move processed in time for him to suit up at Wigan on Saturday. When he is available, the Southern California native could find himself competing with countryman Geoff Cameron for pitch time.

In four seasons with Rangers, the 26-year-old Edu worked 96 league contests for the club and 125 overall. He also moved into second place all-time among American exports in international trophies won, behind former Ibrox teammate DaMarcus Beasley, who won three SPL crowns and two Scottish League Cups during his time with the Light Blues.