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Last Updated: Wednesday, 2 August 2006, 17:43 GMT 18:43 UK
Stoke joy at Higginbotham signing
Danny Higginbotham
Higginbotham is a former Man Utd trainee
Stoke boss Tony Pulis has signed Danny Higginbotham from Southampton for an initial 225,000 fee.

The 27-year-old defender turned down an improved contract at St Mary's and was placed on the transfer list.

He has now signed a three-year deal with Stoke and told their website: "There seems to be great optimism around the club about the future."

Pulis said: "We have been working six weeks to get this deal done and we are delighted it has now been completed."

He added: "Danny is a player with a lot of qualities. He's played in the Premiership and has previously been involved in two moves totalling 3.5m, so to get him for an initial fee of 225,000 is really good value.

"He's done a pre-season, he's fit, and he will go straight into our squad for the game against Southend on Saturday."

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