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Stoke sign three new players!

Stoke have finally signed Monaco striker Eidur Gudjohnsen on a season long loan. In a frantic last couple of hours at the Brit, the 31 year-old put pen to paper with just minutes to spare. The Potters also made a last gasp loan bid for winger Jermaine Pennant and he has joined, on a six month loan deal.

Gudjohnsen arrived at the training ground earlier on today and was given a guided tour by Tony Pulis but just as if it looked like things were done, Monaco changed their minds over some details and the club had to go through some last minute negotiations.

However the news was broken just minutes after the six pm deadline that Gudjohnsen is a Stoke City player for the 2010/2011 season.

We are still to find out what lies in store for Tuncay. Sky Sports suggested that if Gudjohnsen were to sign then the Turkish international would move to Blackburn, but because the Gudjohnsen deal went through so late, we are yet to learn what will happen to the popular striker.

Earlier today it looked like Stoke would be just signing Gudjohnsen and Marc Wilson but with around half an hour to go it was announced that Pulis had put in a last minute loan bid for Pennant from Real Zaragoza. The move came up trumps and the former Liverpool winger will join up with the squad over the next few days.

The complex move that has taken Marc Wilson to the Britannia looked done and dusted hours ago but Liam Lawrence showed hesitation in moving to Portsmouth and so the move has been stalling throughout the day. But it was thought most of it has gone through. Marc Wilson has joined Stoke, Dave Kitson has joined Portsmouth but Liam Lawrence`s move is still in the air.

This means that Stoke have four new players today and seven overall. Adding to the previous signings of Carlo Nash, Kenwyne Jones and Jonathan Walters, are the incoming Salif Diao, Jermaine Pennant, Marc Wilson and Eidur Gudjohnsen.

The club are still waiting for confirmation that all deals did go through as expected.




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The Journalist

Writer: Charlie Bennett Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 31 2010

Time: 7:20PM

Your Comments

wouldnt get too excited about wilson hes got something but far away from finished article. and don't play him in defence hes kamakaze
Super Bock 1898
Wilson will be a good player. Lawrence is too tho, surprised you let him go.
Vanilla Ice
Good last day for you guys.
Thaibluefan
What was up with N'Zogbia?
worbo
Some great signings there guys. All you need now is a bit of luck to go with them. Top 10?
Mart61
Great signings there for you'll. Honestly. But we ripped u guys with the Wilson deal. I agree hes a good player, but you'll sacrificed two players of far better quality combined i.e Lawrence and Kitson. Amazed we got such a good deal. And 2.5 mill with!? xD But i can see you'll possibly challenging for a Europa League spot xD Good luck.
Pompey_Ritam
N'Zogbia bid came in too late
redandwhitestripemad
Hmmm Wilson not sure about , And Kitson and Lawrence going the other way , Pompey will be rubbing there hands !! Eidur is a fab signing though !!
ODDJOB79
 

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