It got a bit hairy at times, but he’s a Potter at last.
Yes, Geoff Cameron will finally make the move from the Houston Dynamo to Stoke City.
The versatile midfielder/defender confirmed the news to the Houston Chronicle.
Cameron to chron.com:
“I’m officially a Potter,” Cameron said. “I’m ready and excited to join Stoke. It’s been a long process. I’m anxious to meet with the guys and I’m anxious to start a new part of my career.”
He’s also likely anxious to start collecting an EPL wage (Cameron was making just $255,000 with Houston this season).
Stoke reportedly paid MLS $2.7 million for Cameron’s rights.
Cameron was also reportedly being pursued by Everton, but the Toffees’ interest came too late in the day for Cameron’s camp.
More than just another defender with size, of which Stoke has many, Cameron has always displayed impressive touch and vision while on the ball, yet he’s also got the stature to man the center of defense.
If things work out, Cameron could evolve into a Brede Hangeland-Michael Carrick-type hybrid in England.
And if not, the 27-year-old Massachusetts native will at least come home with bushels of Euros to his name.
(Candid photo used in the post came courtesy of Cameron’s Houston teammate, Calen Carr.)