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Whittaker: Deserved win at Man City

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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Jul 26, 2008

Stoke seal £3m deal for Wolves' Olofinjana

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy believes Stoke have signed a potential Premier League star in Seyi Olofinjana.

Potters boss Tony Pulis has agreed to pay Wolves £3million for the Nigeria international, who arrives at the Britannia Stadium on a four-year deal.

And while McCarthy is sorry to lose the combative midfielder, he is confident the 28-year-old has the ability to succeed in the top flight.

'He's a Premier League player and if he gets the opportunity he'll go on,' McCarthy said. 'Everyone I've spoken to, I've said 'take him' because if I was a Premier League manager I'd sign him. He's that good.'

And despite the former Brann player making a name for himself with Wanderers, the one time Republic of Ireland coach insists Stoke will see even more from him in the coming season.

'He'll probably be even better in the Premier League than he was in the Championship,' added McCarthy.

The size of the transfer fee makes Olofinjana the second most expensive purchase in City's history - a matter of days after shelling out £5.5million on Reading's Dave Kitson.

But chief executive Tony Scholes and Pulis agree that Olofinjana's quality and experience make him an important signing.

Pulis, who revealed that there had been interest from a number of Premier League club's, told the club's official websit: 'Seyi is a great acquisition for this football club and I am delighted he chose to join us ahead of several other top-flight clubs.

'He is a player we think will enhance the squad and again it shows our ambitions to be competitive in the Premier League.'

Scholes added: 'I'm delighted we've signed a Nigerian international to compliment the rest of our squad.'

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