Tottenham Hotspur's Wilson Palacios seals move to Stoke City

Stoke City have signed Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Wilson Palacios for an undisclosed fee believed to be worth around £6m.

The 27-year-old Honduras international has signed a four-year deal at the Britannia Stadium.

Stoke manager Tony Pulis said: "This is a fantastic deal for the club because Wilson has proved himself to be a top class performer at the highest level."

Palacios moved to Spurs in a £12m deal from Wigan Athletic.

The move was finalised close to the end of the transfer window after Palacios passed a medical and agreed personal terms.

PALACIOS LEAGUE STATS

  • 2000-02 -Victoria (Honduras)
  • 2002-08 - Olimpia (Honduras), appearances 102, goals 32
  • 2007-08 - Birmingham (loan), appearances 7, goals 0
  • 2008-09 - Wigan, appearances 37, goals 0
  • 2009-2011 - Tottenham, appearances 65, goals 1

He made 22 starts for Spurs last season and featured for his country at the World Cup in South Africa, playing three times.

Pulis added: "He has a considerable amount of international experience and played a prominent part in getting Tottenham into the Champions League only two years ago.

"He has great energy and the qualities to become a driving force in the middle of the park, the type of player our fans will love.

"We have been looking to stregthen our options in midfield and I am delighted to have him on board."

Palacios follows Jonathan Woodgate, who completed a free transfer from Spurs to Stoke earlier this summer.

Stoke later broke their transfer record to sign striker Peter Crouch from Tottenham in a £12m deal.