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Stoke confirm Boro signings

Stoke confirm Boro signings

Stoke have today confirmed the signing of Middlesbrough midfielder Tuncay Sanli. He becomes the club`s second signing in 24 hours after the capture of Robert Huth last night.

The club first broke the news that they had agreed a fee around £11 million pounds with Middlesbrough for the pair yesterday and both spent most the of yesterday afternoon talking to the club and undergoing Medicals.

Tuncay seems like a very promising signing for the Potters. The 27 year old Turkish striker has already represented his country 68 times and is sort of a hero in his native land. He joined Middlesbrough two years ago and set the Premier League alight with his dazzling array of quick feet and cheeky skills.

His scoring record isn`t so impressive with 17 goals in his 70 Boro appearances but his work ethic and contribution to the side will certainly stand him in good stead at the Brit.

Tuncay does hold a reputation as a big match player after being only the second ever player to score a champions league hat-trick against Man Utd, he also has two international hat-tricks to his name. Tuncay should fit in at Stoke as at both his previous clubs, Fenebahce being the other, he had a special relationship with fans and players alike. More of the same please.

Huth, a German Centre-Half, has been linked with a move to the Potters throughout the summer, and after a blistering start to the season which has seen him captain Middlesbrough to joint top of the championship without conceding a goal has at last forced Tony Pulis`s hand.

Huth has spent the last 3 seasons enjoying regular Premier League football with the North-East club after joining them from Chelsea for £6 million pounds. The 25 year old fell out of favour at Jose`s Chelsea and left searching regular football but after Middlesbrough`s relegation last season the lure of Stoke was too hard to resist.

Not only has Huth had a eventful club career he has represented Germany on 19 occassions scoring two goals. It has been reported that German Coach Joachim Loew has told Huth to find a Premier League club if he is to find himself involved at the up and coming World Cup.

So Stoke have finally opened their wallets for the second time this summer. Its been along time waiting but at last some fresh faces have been added to the squad. I expect more signings to be made over the next few days, or at least I hope.




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Writer:Charlie Bennett
Date:Friday August 28 2009
Time: 3:38PM

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