Stoke City are poised to sign Barcelona youngster Nando Quesada, who is currently out of contact at Camp Nou, according to

The under-19 midfielder has progressed through the ranks at Barcelona having captained both his club and his country at youth level.

He is said to be a gifted midfielder and is known for the way he reads the game and the way he can play the ball when in possession. 

The opportunities at Barcelona are very competitive because of the amount of talent they have at their disposal, but Quesada should not face this kind of competition at The Britannia Stadium.

Much like his friend Marc Muniesa who signed a four-year contract with Stoke a few weeks ago, it is unknown if he will go straight into the first team at Stoke or whether he will make an immediate impact.

The fact that he is looking at The Potteries as a destination shows the massive change that the club is going through at present.

New manager Mark Hughes has it all to do this summer as he tries to change Stoke from the long ball team they have become famous for, to a team that can take the ball down and play it. 

The first three signings of this summer, if you count Jermaine Pennant, show that Stoke is going through changes and having a recognised left-back will add the depth that they have been so desperately needing.

If the Spanish international does sign then he will add to what looks like a very talented group of youngsters coming through to the first team.


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