Youngster Adam Vass has turned down a new contract offer from Stoke City and joined Italian Serie B side Brescia.
The 18-year-old Hungarian international midfielder signed for Stoke in 2004 but never made a first-team appearance.
"We offered him a contract as we felt he was a player with huge potential," said chief executive Tony Scholes.
"Adam consulted his national manager and was told he'd need to play regular first team football. He felt the move would give him more chance of that."
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