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Permanent Moves Completed

Benik Afobe & Ryan Woods

STOKE CITY have today completed the permanent transfers of Ryan Woods and Benik Afobe.

The pair initially moved to the bet365 Stadium in loan deals during the summer transfer window with a view to the Club making their moves permanent this month.

The formalities of both transfers have now been completed with the Potters paying undisclosed fees to Brentford and Wolves for Woods and Afobe respectively.

Woods, 25, has rapidly established himself as a midfield mainstay for City, making 21 league appearances.

Born in Norton Canes in Staffordshire, Woods launched his career with Shrewsbury where he won two Player of the Year awards and was named in the PFA League Two Team of the Year after helping them clinch promotion to League One in 2015.

He joined Brentford later that same year and has been one of their stand-out performers in the Championship in recent seasons.

Striker Afobe, also 25, has scored six goals for the Potters in 26 league appearances.

He started his career with Arsenal and joined Wolves – for the first time – in 2015 where he scored 22 goals in 46 appearances, prompting Bournemouth to pay £10million for his services a year later.

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