Football: Stoke City squad for Barclays Asia Trophy include new signing Joselu

Stoke City's Mame Biram Diouf celebrates scoring their first goal with Jonathan Walters during a match against Liverpool at the Barclays Premier League.
Stoke City's Mame Biram Diouf celebrates scoring their first goal with Jonathan Walters during a match against Liverpool at the Barclays Premier League.PHOTO: REUTERS

Stoke City will parade their three new signings - including striker Joselu - at the National Stadium during the Barclays Asia Trophy next week.

The 25-year-old former Spanish youth international joins a forward line already boasting the likes of Peter Crouch, Peter Odemwingie and last season's 11-goal top scorer Mame Biram Diouf.

Amid uncertainty over star custodian Asmir Begovic's future at the club, new Danish goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard will fight to impress for a spot with Begovic, Daniel Bachmann and English shot-stopper Jack Butland.

German defender Philip Wollscheid will also be looking to cement a place at the heart of a Stoke rearguard marshalled by captain Ryan Shawcross, who will lead the team out for their first match on July 15.

Scottish playmaker Charlie Adam is fresh off signing new terms committing himself to the Potters until 2017, and will look to dictate play in the middle.

Several youngsters may also be blooded on tour in preparation for further involvement in manager Mark Hughes' first-team plans for the upcoming domestic season.

The 17-year-old midfielder Oliver Shenton, a Stoke youth product who made his first-team bow as a substitute in February against Manchester City, and Brazilian-born defender Dionatan Teixeira, who has played for Slovakia's Under-21 team, also join the squad for their inaugural participation in the Barclays Asia Trophy.

The competition on July 15 and 18 also includes fellow Premier League teams Arsenal and Everton plus a Singapore Selection.

Stoke City squad for the trophy:

Asmir Begovic, Phil Bardsley, Marc Muniesa, Glenn Whelan, Stephen Ireland, Peter Odemwingie, Marko Arnautovic, Joselu, Marc Wilson, Steven N'Zonzi, Charlie Adam, Ryan Shawcross, Mame Biram Diouf, Jonathan Walters, Geoff Cameron, Steven Sidwell, Jack Butland, Dionatan Teixeira, Peter Crouch, Philipp Wollscheid, Jakob Haugaard, Oliver Shenton, Daniel Bachmann.