Stoke have agreed a deal with former Rangers midfielder Jamie Ness and he will complete his move to the Britannia Stadium once international clearance is received.
The Scotland Under-21 midfielder is a free agent after exercising his right not to have his Rangers contract transferred to the 'newco' formed in the wake of the Glasgow giants' financial problems.
"Jamie is a lad with enormous potential who is clearly determined to make the most of this fresh start in the game," manager Tony Pulis told stokecityfc.com. "It's important that we introduce some young blood in strengthening the squad and he certainly fits the bill as someone tipped for a bright future."
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