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11.45pm: Whelan signs for Stoke

Glenn Whelan has completed his long anticipated transfer move to Stoke from Sheffield Wednesday with just 15 minutes of the transfer window remaining.

Whelan has been tracked by the Potters since the summer and has signed a three and a half year contract for 500,000. The Owls' midfielder had been in demand with several clubs vying for his signature, including Plymouth who had a 250,000 offer turned down earlier this month after he refused to sign a new contract at Hillsborough.

This is a great end to the transfer window for the Potters and our total spend this month (including potential bonuses for Shawcross) comes to an astonishing 4.5m. Stokies really aren't used to having that sort of cash splashed at the Brit. Let's hope it's all money well spent and we can now really have a go for the Premier League...

THE FULL LIST OF INS AND OUTS AT THE BRIT

IN:

Salif Diao (free agent)
Danny Pugh - Preston North End (500k)
Andy Griffin - Derby (300k)
Leon Cort - Crystal Palace (1.2m)
Ryan Shawcross - Manchester United (1m rising to 2m)
Paul Gallagher - Blackburn Rovers (on loan for the rest of the season)
Glenn Whelan - Sheffield Wednesday (500k)

OUT:
Peter Sweeney - Leeds United ('nominal fee')
Clint Hill - Crystal Palace. (undisclosed fee)
John Eustace - Watford (250k)




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Writer: Chris Baldwin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 31 2008

Time: 11:45PM

Your Comments

Come on u Potters!!!!
staffordstokie
s**t...... league 1 here we come
mansfieldowl
if only wednesday could splash cash like stoke totally gutted at losing our best player going to be a struggle till end of season good luck glen thanks for the memories.
beverley owl
sad day glen for you why didnt you wait til end of season you could have had your pick of teams and picked a good club to go to
mick66owl
mick66owl........... How sour do them grapes taste. lol......... We're on our way up now. Good times...
stokiesteve72
youll still be in this division next year you know it i know it glenn knows it. went for the money he only went for the money wtid
wedtillidie
Another sour owl. Keep it coming saddo's I love it. lol
stokiesteve72
terrible piece of business from the owl side. bargin for the potters. i dunno why wedtillidie is moanin about the same division for. because none of the play off teams have the money or players to survive in the prem. so this could be stokes season. good luck to you. and maybe we might be seeing whelan on match of the day next season
bluebird04
Won't that just turn the sour owls sourer. lol............... You're angry because one of your best players has left you wedtillidie!!! You know it, I know it and errrrrrrrrm it's funny...
stokiesteve72
 

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