Who Are Ya? Marc Muniesa (Stoke City)

Posted by - July 3, 2013 - Spain, Stoke City, Transfer News and Gossip, Who Are Ya?

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Name: Marc Muniesa

Age: 21

Position: Defender

Signed from: Barcelona

Fee: Free

Did you know?
Muniesa became the second youngest player to represent Barca when he made his debut as a 17-year-old in 2009. Unfortunately, he was (harshly) sent-off just minutes into his substitute appearance against Osasuna.

What’s the deal?
In a move that’s got Potters fans looking for other signs of an impending apocalypse, the young Barcelona centre-back has moved to Stoke on a free transfer.

He has signed a four-year contract at the Britannia Stadium just a couple of weeks after winning the European Under-21 Championships with Spain.

What do they say?

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

“Marc has been well-schooled by Barca. Technically, he’s a very good player and I’ve no doubts he will be an excellent addition to our squad.”
Stoke manager Mark Hughes