• Premier League

Stoke sign Kenwyne Jones for club-record fee

ESPN staff
August 11, 2010

Stoke City have ended their summer-long search for striker after announcing the signing of Kenwyne Jones from Sunderland for a club-record fee of £8 million.

Jones, 25, had been linked with a number of clubs, but signed a four-year at the Britannia Stadium after passing a medical on Wednesday afternoon.

The transfer tops the £6 million deal which saw Robert Huth join Stoke from Middlesbrough last season.

Stoke manager Tony Pulis, who took Jones on loan for a short period earlier in his career in 2005, was delighted to have completed the deal.

"Kenwyne is unplayable on his day which is why this is a fantastic signing for this football club," Pulis said. "We need goals in our team and we also need strong competition among our strikers if we are to continue improving at this level.

"Kenwyne will give us that. It's no secret that I am one of his biggest admirers, he did a smashing job for us when he was here on loan. He was very young back then, but I believe that he has the best years ahead of him as a top striker."

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