Stoke pick up Muniesa

Marc Muniesa has reflected on his surprise move from Barcelona to Stoke City: “It wasn’t a big decision for me to make.”

The 21-year-old was confirmed on Tuesday evening as having agreed to a four-year deal at the Britannia Stadium, following on from the expiry of his contract at Barcelona this summer.

“I’m very excited about moving to England to play for Stoke City and will do everything I can to help the club,” commented Muniesa to Stoke’s official website.

“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.

“I never imagined I would get the chance to play in the Premier League, but when Stoke called me I decided to come here with my family to speak to them.

“All the people I’ve spoken have shown a lot of confidence in me and I’m really happy that everything has been sorted.

“I’m very happy to be here and to sign for this club. I’m very excited about playing in the Premier League with Stoke City.

“I’ve always played with Barcelona but I want to try something different and with the support of my family and the people at Stoke and the fans, this will be a good experience for me.

“My favourite position is central defender. I can also play at left back or in midfield but I feel better when I play centre-back.

“I hope to learn English and do my best for the team and the fans. I want to make them happy.”

Tags Muniesa Stoke City