Report: Geoff Cameron Fee Agreed

Cameron on the go

Reports out of London suggest Cameron to Stoke City is getting done today for $2.5m (£1.6m).

This seems about right as two other centerbacks were brought into the Premiership with arguably better resumes: Adrian Mariappa (Watford to Reading, £2.5m) and Jose Manuel Flores (Genoa to Swansea, £2m).

Good on you Cameron.



11 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by SurfNdAve on 2012/07/19 at 11:07 AM

    Sweet! Hope he gets rapid clearance for his work permit…Check that. Hope he gets his work permit.


  2. I’m actually surprised by the optimism surrounding this transfer. I’m pretty sure Stoke wants him at midfield and possibly even attacking midfield, which doesn’t suit him well considering he’s only an average CM in MLS and below average CAM in MLS but he’ll be expected to succeed at the next level. The only beneficiaries of this transfer are MLS and the Dynamo (who would be bound to lose him either now or when his contract expires at the end of the season). Stoke get a square peg in a round hole, Geoff gets stuck in a position that won’t allow him to develop into a mainstay CB, and the USMNT misses out on an opportunity to have a Centerback with Cameron’s skillset.


    • Posted by Jared on 2012/07/20 at 3:24 AM

      I think people are most excited about this because he currently seems like another guy who has hit his ceiling/lost form/interest in MLS. It would be unfortunate if he plays mostly central midfield and with Stoke. They don’t play with attacking midfielders that I recall though, I thought they were pretty standard 4-4-2.


  3. Posted by Nelson on 2012/07/19 at 3:24 PM

    where did it state he would play midfield for them?


    • It didn’t state I’m just concluding that based on stoke’s player pool, and the fact that since Stoke became interested and rumors of Stoke scouts being at Dynamo games looking at Cameron, coincidentally he has seen a brief switch to midfield.


      • Posted by Jared on 2012/07/20 at 3:23 AM

        Houston was so determined to get rid of him that they switched up their lineup for Stoke’s scouts?


        • No I think they just realized they were better off using the backline that will be starting when he leaves (since it wouldn’t really make any sense not to sell Cameron). It also wasn’t terribly difficult to switch him to midfield because the arrival of Boniek Garcia seems to have changed us into a 4-3-3, not only leaving a spot for him but also suiting him a little better. However if Stoke told them they want to see him at midfield to make their decision, it’s pretty hard to say no with the contract situation.


          • So you’re in essence completely speculating—particularly about the CAM idea as Stoke clearly don’t play with a CAM.


            • CAM was a stretch yes, but in essence its all speculation

            • Posted by Nelsonaoatl on 2012/07/20 at 10:37 PM

              I know stoke technically plays a 4-4-2, but doesn’t stoke play a 5-3-2 some?

              so maybe he’ll play sweeper…since we’re speculating.

  4. Hate to see Cameron go but it does bring in a nice influx of cash for the Orange just as Ricardo Clark is released from his club in Germany. This could just work out ok.


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