Official: The Third Signing! | What Does He Bring to Stoke City?

• Eric Bocat confirmed as Stoke City's latest signing

• A new chapter in the Frenchman's career now in England

• His mentality promises to be focused on the team's collective goals for the next season

Official: The Third Signing! | What Does He Bring to Stoke City?
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Stoke City has finally confirmed their third signing of this transfer window, bringing in French footballer Eric Bocat on a 4-year contract. Bocat will join the club on July 1st, focusing on the preseason.

Eric Bocat, 24, joins Stoke City to strengthen Steve Schumacher's squad. With great potential and a proven level in Belgium, the defender arrives at The Potters aiming to help the team compete effectively in the fight to return to the Premier League.

It's important to note that Bocat plays a defensive role as a right-back, but his impressive attacking prowess, thanks to his speed, makes him a valuable asset on the flank. He will offer Stoke City the assurance of being an additional attacker with the ball, while defensively, he understands his role on the wing very well.

For The Potters, this signing is crucial as it replaces Ki-Janna Hoever, whose absence is deeply felt by the team. However, Eric Bocat arrives with great excitement to debut with a club of Stoke City's stature and compete effectively to restore their former glory in England.

The French footballer's statements were prompt. Here are some of his words upon arriving at The Potters:

"I'm very happy. This is a big step in my life and career, and I am excited to start. When I spoke with the sporting director and head coach, they explained that they like my profile as a right-back and believe I can be a good player for the team"

Eric Bocat

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Bocat's arrival at Stoke City is significant, and he acknowledges both his strengths and responsibilities as a player. A footballer with this mentality is a valuable asset for The Potters.

"I'm offensive, fast, and I like to dribble. However, I am first and foremost a right-back, and my defensive attributes are also very important. It's an area of my game that I have improved a lot over the past few years in Belgium. I develop every day, both as a player and a person, and now I am ready to take the next step in my career."

Eric Bocat

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