TONY PULIS has confirmed that Stoke City are hoping to finalise a move to sign American international winger Brek Shea.
Pulis revealed that the highly-rated 22-year-old winger is undergoing a medical with the Potters after arriving in England shortly before they took on Wigan Athletic in the Barclays Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium.
Shea flew to England after the Club reached an agreement with FC Dallas and the MLS, although the deal is subject to him passing a medical and obtaining a work permit before the close of the transfer window on Thursday evening.
"I think it is close now, and we are hoping that we can get that deal done in the next day or so," Pulis said following the 2-2 draw with the Latics, a game at which the winger was a spectator ahead of him undergoing the medical.
"Brek is a very, very exciting player, and one who we believe could go on to become a very good player for the Football Club.
"He has terrific pace, a very good left foot and he is capable of scoring goals. If you look at the clippings of him on the internet then you will see what he is all about. I believe he has all the tools needed to be a success here, so hopefully we can get the deal done."
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