Stoke have completed a club-record £8m swoop for Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones.
The 25-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the Potters and is reunited with manager Tony Pulis who signed him on loan in 2005.
Pulis told Stoke’s official website: “Kenwyne is unplayable on his day, which is why this is a fantastic signing for this football club.
“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.”
And Jones revealed the chance to work with Pulis again was a major factor in his decision to leave Sunderland.
The forward said: “The fact that I know the manager, some of the players and the place so well has obviously been an influence upon me coming here.
“This is an exciting new chapter in my career and I want to do my best for a club that has clearly had great success since I was last here.
“I am looking forward to the challenge of helping Stoke build upon the progress it has made over the past two years in the Premier League.”