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Stoke City sign Marc Muniesa from Barcelona

Stoke City have signed Marc Muniesa on a free transfer four-year contract from Barcelona.

The defender is manager Mark Hughes' second new signing of the summer following Dutch international Erik Pieters' arrival last week.

Stoke City's Marc Muniesa Credit: Stoke City

The 21-year-old said: “I’m very excited about moving to England to play for Stoke City and will do everything I can to help the Club.

“It wasn’t a big decision for me to make. I came to England yesterday to meet the people at the club and look around the training ground, which is very impressive.

“My season only finished a fortnight ago when the European Championships ended, but I can’t wait to get started for Stoke. I would start tomorrow if the club asked me to.”