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Geoff Cameron has asked Stoke City for a transfer: report

The American wants to have a new home by the end of the month.

Paul Thomas

Geoff Cameron wants out of Stoke City and has told the club just that, according to Goal. It is no surprise that he has asked the Potters for a move, but now he's done it and with two weeks to go in the transfer window.

Cameron has always seen himself as a central player, either in defense or midfield, but has played right back almost exclusively since joining Stoke two years ago. At least he was playing, though. That looks unlikely to be the case this season, with the Potters going out to get Phil Bardsley and quickly making him their first choice right back.

If Stoke agree to sell Cameron, and there is little reason to believe they won't, it shouldn't be hard for them to find suitors. Reports have had upwards of 10 teams interested in the American, with several clubs in England and Germany showing strong interest and even a couple Italian clubs taking a look. The stature of clubs reportedly sniffing around Cameron range from Champions League sides like Schalke, down to relegation contenders like Hull.

It's no surprise that Cameron wants to play in the center. Nearly everyone believes he is better there, including United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann. While Cameron did well enough on the right for Stoke, that was when they were more physical and direct, often playing with four natural centerbacks in defense.

Cameron played both centerback and defensive midfield for the U.S. at the World Cup and he went back-and-forth between the two spots for the Houston Dynamo before being sold to Stoke in 2012. He didn't play outside until joining the Potters and, at 29 years old, clearly wants to get back to the center for what could be the final club of his career and World Cup cycle with the U.S.