MAURICE EDU offers the Club another option in defence and midfield after his deadline-day move from Rangers... a transfer that saw him become the second American to land in the Potteries this summer.
After Geoff Cameron completed his transfer from Houston Dynamo, Fontana-born Edu joined in him in the ranks at the Britannia Stadium after completing his £300,000 move from the Glaswegians.
He links with former team-mate Jamie Ness, who joined City after exercising his right to leave the Scottish giants in July this year.
The son of Nigerian immigrants, Edu started his career as an apprentice at Maryland Terrapins in 2004. In 2007, he signed professional terms with Canadian side Toronto FC, with whom he made 38 league appearances.
A fee of £2.6m was agreed with Rangers in August 2008, and the 26-year-old signed a five-year contract at Ibrox and quickly became a fans’ favourite with his combative style.
He won the league championship in his first year with the club, and went on to play 96 times in the Scottish Premier League, winning two more league titles and two Scottish Cups.
Edu made his debut for the United States in 2007 in a friendly against Switzerland, and was a key influence in the national team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Overall, he has 37 caps for his country.