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