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Stoke City FC Player Profiles

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UPDATED 09:54 30th September 2016

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THE first of several arrivals from the European giants Barcelona, Marc Muniesa switched the Camp Nou for the bet365 Stadium in 2013.

Arriving shortly after fellow defender Erik Pieters, the youngster arrived with a reputation of being one of Barca's most highly-regarded starlets.

Despite being dismissed on his Barcelona debut at the age of 17, the fact that he was handed his La Liga debut at such a young age was further proof of Muniesa's undoubted talent.

His elevation into the first-team fold also included a spot on the bench in their Champions League Final triumph over Manchester United in 2009, before injuries struck to hinder his progression.

Mark Hughes swooped to sign the versatile defender shortly after completing his rehabilitation and he has already shown his talents in the Premier League during his three seasons with the Potters.

He was rewarded for his progression with a new four-year deal in 2015, and is continuing to do battle with a plethora of other defenders for a starting role this season.