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By FRANCO PANIZO
Maurice Edu knows he needs first-team minutes if he is to continue to play for the U.S. Men’s National Team in this important calendar year, and as a result he is heading to a team in Turkey that U.S. fans might be familiar with.
Edu is set to join Bursaspor on loan from Stoke City until the end of the season, pending him passing a physical. The six-month loan includes a purchase option and comes after a frustrating first six months at Stoke, where Edu made just one ten-minute appearance against Liverpool during the first half of the campaign.
Bursaspor, which currently sits in sixth place in the 18-team Super Lig, is the same club U.S. teammate Jozy Altidore also spent time at during a six-month loan stint in 2011. In fact, Altidore spoke with Edu to give him some insight about Bursaspor and their supporters prior to the 26-year-old midfielder agreeing to terms with the club.
Edu has not seen the field at the club level since early October, but he believes he is fit enough to partake in the club’s first league match of 2013 on Saturday when Bursaspor hosts Kayserispor.
Here is a video of Edu arriving at Bursaspor earlier today:
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