Dionatan Teixeira

Position: Centre Back
Joined: 11th June 2014
Fee: £400,000
Total Appearances: 0 [as at 08/08/15]
Goals: 0 [as at 08/08/15]
Career Path: Košice, Slovan Bratislava (loan), Slovan Čel’adice, Baník Ružiná (loan), Dukla Banská Bystrica, Stoke City.

Eyebrows were raised when the Potters completed the signing of Dionatan Teixeira with few knowing anything about him, but he did have a trial at the club prior to the contract offer.

Mark Hughes did offer Teixeira a trial when he was the manager of Manchester City, so has followed the Slovakians progress for a few years now.

He is yet to appear in a competitive fixture, but looked good on the ball when he did feature in friendlies.

Tony Scholes said: “We have been following Dionatan’s progress for some time and we’re delighted to have secured his services because there’s no doubt he’s a talented player with a great deal of potential.”

A Brazillian by birth, he gained a Slovakian passport in 2013 and has since made three appearances for Slovakia Under 21’s side.