Premier League Transfer Rumors: Stoke, Everton After American Geoff Cameron

Joe TanseyFeatured ColumnistJune 27, 2012

HOUSTON - MAY 15: Geoff Cameron #20 of the Houston Dynamo comes up short on a goal opportunity against the Portland Timbers at BBVA Compass Stadium on May 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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With the Major League Soccer transfer window opening this week, a good amount of players will be moving in and out of the American top flight.

One of those players on the way out could be Houston Dynamo and United States defender Geoff Cameron.

Cameron is gaining interest from two Premier League clubs, as they were in attendance for the Dynamo's Texas Derby.

Those two clubs, Stoke and Everton, are going after the 26-year-old center back.

Everton have experience with dealing with MLS before as they have taken LA Galaxy star Landon Donovan on loan twice while Stoke has no prior experience with MLS transfers.

This article states that Cameron may come reasonably cheap to either club with a minimum of $500,000 being paid for the player.

One previous deal that both clubs could base their transfer fee on would be the transfer of American defender Tim Ream who left New York Red Bulls for Bolton in January for between $2.5-3.5 million.

If the Cameron deal gets done, he would be third player from the Houston Dynamo to make a move overseas in the past three years.

Both Ricardo Clark, to Eintracht Frankfurt, and Stuart Holden, to Bolton, left the two-time MLS Cup winners in 2010.

Cameron, who has been named to the MLS All-Star team twice including last season, has been with the Dynamo since turning pro in 2008.

Most recently, Cameron has gained the attention of United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann and he has been included in the provisional squad for the past few cycles of matches for the Red, White and Blue.

Overall, Cameron has made five appearances for his country and over 100 appearances for the Dynamo.

If the move does go through it will provide Cameron the experience he needs to challenge Oguchi Onyewu and Clarence Goodson for the center back position alongside Carlos Bocanegra going into the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

With two English clubs interested, do not be surprised if the rest of the world starts paying attention to the 26-year-old American defender very soon as well.