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Stoke sign youngster from Barcelona

Moha El Ouriachi has joined Stoke from Barcelona
Moha El Ouriachi has joined Stoke from Barcelona

Stoke City have completed the eye-catching signing of winger Moha El Ouriachi from Barcelona.

The 19-year-old has represented Spain at youth level, but is also eligible to play for Morocco and recently spent time with the African countries under-23 squad.

El Ouriachi had rejected the offer of a new contract from the Catalan in favour of a move to join former-Barcelona stars Marc Muniesa and Bojan Krkic at the Britannia Stadium in the new season.

The youngster is the Potters seventh signing of the summer. Mark Hughes team have recently signed former-England international full-back Glen Johnson on a free transfer, while midfielder Marco van Ginkel has joined on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Stoke’s Premier League rivals Sunderland have agreed a fee of £8million with Dynamo Kiev for Dutch forward Jeremain Lens.

The 27-year-old is now expected on Wearside to discuss personal terms and have a medical ahead of completing the move.

Lens scored eight goals for Dynamo last season and is an experienced performer having won 29 caps for his country and having scored eight goals at international level.

The versatile star had spent much of his career in his homeland with AZ Alkmaar, NEC and PSV prior to heading to Ukraine in 2013. Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat will know a lot about his compatriot and obviously believes that Lens can strengthen the Black Cats attacking options.

The Black Cats have already brought in the likes of Adam Matthews, Sebastian Coates and Ricky Alvarez this summer.

Will Ouriachi play a role in the Stoke first team in the coming season?


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