Profile

Full Name: Hugo Diego Arismendi
Date of birth: 25 January 1988 (age 21)
Place of birth: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 1.89 m (6 ft 2+1/2 in)
Position: Midfielder

At 21, has numerous Copa Libertadores appearances and has won player of the year last season for Uruguayan champions Nacional.
The defensive midfielder, nicknamed ‘The Destroyer’, turned down some major clubs to sign for Stoke City in August 2009 for a fee that could rise to Euros 5m.