Federici joins Stoke while Grant leaves for United

Stoke City have today made their third summer signing.

Goalkeeper Adam Federici has joined on a two year deal from Bournemouth.

The 33-year-old joins fellow new boys Nigerian World Cup star Oghenekaro Etebo and striker Benik Afobe.

Federici moved to England in 2003 when he joined Wolves but his career took off when she signed for Reading. He spent 10 years on their books, making more than 200 league appearances.

He then 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.

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

As one stopper arrives, another one Lee Grant has completed his move to Manchester United for an undisclosed fee.

The 35-year-old spent nearly two years with the Potters after joining them initially on loan from Derby.

He made 31 league appearances during the 2016/17 season in the absence of the injured Jack Butland and was named the Club’s Player of the Year.


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