Stoke City have this afternoon confirmed the speculation linking us with a move for Huddersfield Town winger Tom Ince.
Stoke City have completed their fifth signing of the summer with Tom Ince arriving from @htafcdotcom
The Potters have paid an initial £10million for the 26-year-old winger – although that fee could rise to £12million with add-ons.
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) July 24, 2018
The club have now confirmed that we have paid an initial £10million for the 26-year-old but with add-ons, it could grow to £12million. He follows Peter Etebo, Benik Afobe, Adam Federici and James McClean into the club and he’s signed a four-year deal.
He reunites with Rowett as he played under him at Derby County previously.
Ince counts Liverpool, Blackpool and Hull City amongst his former clubs and he made 33 appearances for the Terriers in the season of 2017/18 and he actually scored his first goal for them against us in the Boxing Day draw. All in, he arrives with more than 200 career starting appearances to his name and he’s 22 goals shy of hitting the 100 mark which is no bad tally for a man of his age coming in off the wing.
Let’s hope he hits the ground running as in his own interview with the Official Website after he put pen to paper on his new deal, he targeted promotion back to the top-flight as being the aim for the year.
“I am delighted to be here, at a massive club with a huge fan-base and am so excited to get going again now. When Stoke made the approach and Huddersfield let it be known that they were open for business, then I had absolutely no second thoughts about wanting to come here. Everything about the Club is geared up to being at the top-level, which, as we all know, is where the Club has been for a long time. It is down to us, as a group of players, to make sure we bounce straight back up.”
Welcome Tom can’t wait to see you play! ⚪️????⚪️????⚪️????
— Potter Gem (@pottergemz) July 24, 2018
Welcome to the mighty potters Tom ????⚪
— Rob Wilbraham (@RobboWil76) July 24, 2018
Gutted that Tom has left my beloved Huddersfield Town, hoping he'll have a cracking season with Stoke.
— HJ HTFC WHITEHEAD (@HEATHERHTFC63) July 24, 2018
Good luck Tom, been a pleasure watching you at Huddersfield, thank you for your efforts keeping us in the PL and best of luck for the future pic.twitter.com/GHyAygH7wM
— Trefor Tamblyn-Hill (@TreforTamHill) July 24, 2018
— Jon Owen (@Jon19861) July 24, 2018
I am in complete shock… who saw this coming
— liam (@liamstokey) July 24, 2018
Welcome aboard the Stoke Promotion train ????Tom ????????????
— Chris Caldwell #FBPE (@BirdsofDartmoor) July 24, 2018