Stoke City have clinched the signature of Marc Muniesa from Barcelona.

The 21-year old defender has signed a four-year deal with the Potters after coming through Barcelona's La Masia youth academy and playing predominantly in the Barcelona B side in Spain's Segunda Division.

"Marc has been well-schooled by Barça. Technically, he's a very good player and I've no doubts he will be an excellent addition to our squad," Stoke boss Mark Hughes said.

"I know he's very highly regarded in Spain and was attracting interest from clubs in La Liga, but he's an ambitious young man and wants to test himself in English football."

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