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Adam Becomes Third New Signing

Adam Federici

STOKE CITY have made their third new signing of the summer with Australian international goalkeeper Adam Federici arriving from Bournemouth.

The 33-year-old has signed a two-year contract and strengthens the goalkeeping resources at Gary Rowett’s disposal following the departure of second-choice Lee Grant to Manchester United.

Federici follows Nigerian World Cup star Oghenekaro Etebo and striker Benik Afobe in checking-in at the bet365 Stadium ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Manager Gary Rowett said: “Adam is a player with bags of experience, with Reading notably and Bournemouth as well.

“He’s an excellent professional, great trainer and a very good goalkeeper who we see as one of three senior keepers who need to be pushing each other. I’m really pleased that we have been able to bring him into the Club.”

Federici moved to England in 2003 when he joined Wolves but his career really gathered pace with Reading. He spent 10 years on their books, making more than 200 league appearances.

He joined Bournemouth three years ago and made eight Premier League appearances for them. Federici has been capped 16 times by Australia and was a member of their squad at the 2010 World Cup.

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