London, March 18: Stoke City coach Mark Hughes has confirmed that the English Premier League club has reached an agreement with Porto to sign Dutch defender Bruno Martins Indi.
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Martins Indi, 25, is on loan at Stoke from the Portuguese club this season, having played 27 matches in all competitions, reports Efe.
"There's an agreement in terms of a fee. It's just about making sure Bruno understands where we are going and what our ambitions are and hopefully he'll want to be part of that. I think we are very close," Hughes said.
"He's played exceptionally ever since he walked through the door. It's not easy when you come to a new country and a new level, in my view, compared to where he was playing," he pointed out.
"I think we are very close to an agreement, and when it's done I think Bruno can settle and understand where he's going to be in the next few years."