As ever Tony Pulis goes on his methodical way......progessively increasing the quality and depth of the Stoke squad.
Deadline day saw fringe players leaving on loan,but no panic buys coming in....but a big development at 4.55pm!
The quality acquisition undoubtedly Bosnian goalie Asmir Begovic from cash strapped Portsmouth.He has been on the club's radar for a while.In the event he has signed for four and a half years,at a fee of around £3.25m.
Only 22 years of age,and highly thought of as a rising star,this is a clear statement of intent,and investment in the future by the club.
Well done to all concerned......brilliant !