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Pulis nearing Cameron coup

SoccerNews in English Premier League, MLS 28 Jul 2012

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Stoke City manager Tony Pulis says Houston Dynamo defender Geoff Cameron has almost completed his switch to the Premier League side.

The Britannia Stadium outfit have reportedly beaten a number of Premier League sides to the signature of the player, and are now awaiting international clearance for the move to be officially sealed.

“I think the deal has been done now, which is pleasing,” Pulis 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, 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.”

Pulis believes American players are available for prices which represent better value than those from Europe.

“I think Americans are well suited to the Premier League because they are honest and hard-working”, he said.

“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.”

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