Clucas Checks In

Sam Clucas

STOKE CITY have made a transfer deadline day swoop to complete the signing of Swansea City midfielder Sam Clucas.

The Potters have agreed an undisclosed fee with the South Wales club to capture the services of the highly sought-after 27-year-old, who made 36 appearances in all competitions last term.

Clucas has signed a four-year contract and becomes the Club’s seventh acquisition of the summer, following Peter Etebo, Benik Afobe, Adam Federici, James McClean, Tom Ince and Ashley Williams in making moves to the bet365 Stadium.

Speaking to moments after the player completed his switch, manager Gary Rowett spoke of his delight at adding the versatile performer to his squad.

“I think this is a great deal for us as a Football Club, especially when you take into account the sum of money he moved for just a year ago,” he said.

“Sam boasts real Premier League quality, and the versatility that he offers will be hugely important to us, as he can play in any of the midfield areas, he is very comfortable out wide and he can play at left-back too."

“Most importantly for me though, he has a great character, he is incredibly mobile and he is exceptionally good technically - he gives us a lot of different options and we are delighted to welcome him to the Club.”

Chief Executive Tony Scholes added: “Sam is undoubtedly a Premier League calibre player and has been one of Gary Rowett’s prime targets during the transfer window, so we are delighted to have managed to get the deal over the line.”

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