Stoke seal Seyi swoop
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Olofinjana joins Potters from Wolves

Sky Sports

Stoke City have confirmed the signing of Nigeria international midfielder Seyi Olofinjana on a £3million deal from Wolves.

The 28-year-old has put pen-to-paper on a four-year contract with Tony Pulis' side, with the deal subject to a work permit being granted.

Olofinjana played 147 games during his four-year stay at Molineux, having signed from Norwegian side SK Brann for £1.7million in July 2004.

Pulis told the club's official website: "Seyi is a great acquisition for this football club, and I am delighted he chose to join us ahead of several other top flight clubs.

"He is a player we think will enhance the squad and again it shows our ambitions to be competitive in the Premier League."

And chief executive Tony Scholes added: "I'm delighted that we've signed a Nigerian international to complement the rest of our squad.

"Seyi will be joining up with the rest of the players on Monday after they return from a successful pre-season tour in Austria."


Wolves boss Mick McCarthy is confident Stoke have signed a player who can make his mark in the top flight.

He said: "He's a Premier League player and if he gets the opportunity he'll go on.

"Everyone I've spoken to, I've said 'take him' because if I was a Premier League manager I'd sign him. He's that good.

"He'll probably be even better in the Premier League than he was in the Championship."

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