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Stoke confirm deal for Palacios

August 31, 2011

Stoke have confirmed the signing of Tottenham midfielder Wilson Palacios for an undisclosed fee.

Wilson Palacios
GettyImagesWilson Palacios fell down the pecking order at Spurs during the 2010-11 season

Palacios, 27, penned a four-year contract at the Britannia Stadium after being deemed surplus to requirements by Tottenham.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis said: ''This is a fantastic deal for the club because Wilson has proved himself to be a top class performer at the highest level.

''He has a considerable amount of international experience and played a prominent part in getting Tottenham into the Champions League only two years ago.

''He has great energy and the qualities to become a driving force in the middle of the park; the type of player our fans will love. We have been looking to strengthen our options in midfield and I am delighted to have him on board.''