Pulis confident of Cameron deal

Tony Pulis believes a deal to take Geoff Cameron to Stoke has been completed, with the club now waiting on international clearance.

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The 23-year-old is keen to stay at Liverpool and prove himself to new manager Brendan Rodgers, but is coming to terms with the fact that he might not be required at Anfield.

The Potters are thought to have fended off interest from a number of Premier League rivals to acquire the services of the Houston Dynamo defender.

Having reached an agreement for the highly-rated 27-year-old, Stoke are now looking for a transfer to be rubber-stamped during their pre-season tour of the United States.

Cameron has not figured in the required 75 per cent of international fixtures over the past two years to automatically qualify for FIFA clearance, but the Potters are confident a move will be sanctioned.

Pulis is looking forward to adding another versatile performer to his ranks and is confident his latest signing has what it takes to make a positive impact in the Premier League.

"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."

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