Danny's Here

Danny Batth

STOKE CITY have made Danny Batth their third permanent signing of the January transfer window with the central defender arriving from Wolves.

The Potters have paid undisclosed fee for the 28-year-old, who has signed a three-and-a-half year contract.

He follows his former Molineux teammate Benik Afobe and Ryan Woods in completing moves to North Staffordshire this month after their initial loan deals were made permanent.

City manager Nathan Jones said: “Danny is a dominant leader of a centre-half. He has got great pedigree having got promoted with Wolves last season and he’s someone we feel can take us forward.

“We wanted to add real competition in that department and I’m delighted to make him my first signing for Stoke City.

“I think the environment needs freshening up with new signings and Danny will do just that.”

Chief Executive Tony Scholes added: “Danny brings vast experience to our defensive resources and importantly he has spent much of his career in the Championship.

“He was a big part of what Wolves achieved last season with promotion to the Premier League as Champions and he is now looking forward to a new challenge with Stoke City.”

Batth played 21 times for Wolves last season as they romped to the Championship title and has been on loan this term with Middlesbrough, making 13 appearances.