Shea granted Stoke work permit

Stoke City are poised to complete the signing of midfielder Brek Shea from FC Dallas after he was granted a work permit.

Last Updated: 31/01/13 at 22:48 Post Comment

Brek Shea: Has been granted a work permit

Brek Shea: Has been granted a work permit

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The club were successful with their appeal at a hearing at Wembley and are hopeful of finalising the transfer before the 11pm deadline.

A Stoke statement said: "The club were successful with their work permit appeal in London this afternoon and now hope to finalise the deal.

"Manager Tony Pulis attended the hearing at Wembley along with other club representatives to present City's case to bring the 22-year-old winger to the Britannia Stadium and were given the green light.

"City hope that the transfer of Shea can now be pushed through before the transfer deadline at 11.00pm this evening."

Shea has already passed a medical with the Potters but the deal was held up as he does qualify for a work permit under current regulations.

Shea was required to have played in 75 per cent of the USA's international games in order to be awarded a permit, but he has only featured in 14 games over the past two seasons.

However, that was largely due to Shea undergoing an operation last August to remove a bone in his right foot, forcing him to miss several internationals, and Stoke have successfully argued mitigating circumstances.

"They're a bunch of good guys & I'm looking forward to getting started here, but I need a Visa first," said Shea.

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e doesn't need a caoch. He needs a bus. A bloody big one, that he can park across the goal line. And when he gets one, he can do us a favour and let us know where we can buy one from as well.

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: No defence coach

Y

ou are wrong Per, thats the right way the play. Its everyone elses' fault that it doesnt work.

delboy
Mertesacker urges style change

A

s it's panto season coming soon, let me be the first Oh yes you do

munchie
Rodgers: No defence coach

Footer 365

Premier League: Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini bemoans West Ham defeat

Manuel Pellegrini refused to blame Manchester City's 2-1 defeat at West Ham on a Champions League hangover.

Premier League: West Ham earn battling 2-1 win over Manchester City at Upton Park

West Ham put a severe dent in Manchester City's title aspirations after earning a deserved 2-1 win at Upton Park.

Premier League: QPR boss Harry Redknapp bears no grudge against Adel Taarabt

QPR manager Harry Redknapp insists he bears no grudge against Adel Taarabt following their public spat this week.

Mail Box

'Goals Like That Can Make You Pregnant'

Those being sniffy about Erik Lamela's rabona are given short shrift in the afternoon mailbox, where criticism of Brendan Rodgers is smashed out of the park...

Does David De Gea Need Competition?

It would certainly be a good idea to give Victor Valdes a contract, while we have more mails on Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger, the rabona and mailbox gripes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property