Stoke City Sign Bundesliga Striker Mame Biram Diouf

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Stoke bolster their squad with a former Red Devil and a 21-year-old centre-half.

Stoke City have made their third and fourth signings of the summer.

The Potters have snapped up former Manchester United forward Mame Biram Diouf on a free transfer from Hannover 96.

Stoke have also recruited Brazilian-born centre-back Dionatan Teixeira from Slovak side FK Dukla Banska Bystrica for an undisclosed fee.

Diouf, 26, and Teixeira, 21, join fellow new arrivals Phil Bardsley and Steve Sidwell in Mark Hughes’ squad at the Britannia Stadium.

Stoke had been linked with Diouf for some time, dating back to his Manchester United days.

Diouf was on United’s books between July 2009 and January 2012, but he only made five Premier League appearances for the Red Devils.

After leaving Old Trafford, he scored 26 goals in 57 Bundesliga games for Hannover.

He has been capped 18 times by Senegal at senior international level, scoring three times.

Teixeir represented Brazil at Under-17 level, but he is likely to play for Slovakia in the future.

He had trials at Middlesbrough, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and Manchester City in 2009 and then with Reading earlier this year.

Teixeir joined Dukla from Slovan Celadice in 2012, having previously played for Kosice.

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