Stoke City have today completed the signing of Swansea City midfielder Sam Clucas.
The 27-year-old departs the Liberty Stadium just one year after arriving on a £15 million deal from Hull City.
Despite his short stay in South Wales, Clucas’ value has collapsed and he now departs for a reported fee of £6 million, signing a four-year deal.
Swansea had earlier agreed an £8 million fee with Burnley during this window, but the Clarets couldn’t agree personal terms with the player.
Clucas now joins Championship rivals Stoke City, who, having been relegated alongside Swansea, are being tipped for promotion this season.
The midfielder made 39 appearances in all competitions for Swansea City last season, before suffering his second relegation in as many years.
Just three years ago, Clucas was playing League One football for Chesterfield, before landing his big move to Hull City.
Wolverhampton Wanderers were also said to be interested in a move for Clucas on deadline day, but Stoke City moved quickly to wrap up the deal.
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