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Stoke delight at Sorensen capture

Thomas Sorensen
Sorensen would bring experience to top-flight newcomers Stoke

Premier League newcomers Stoke City have completed the signing of Danish international goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen on a free transfer.

The 32-year-old had been on trial with the Potters, who missed out on keeper Scott Carson, after being released by Aston Villa at the end of last season.

"Thomas is a fantastic acquisition," said Stoke boss Tony Pulis.

"He has played almost 400 games in the Premier League and been number one for Denmark for a very long time."


Pulis has already brought in striker Dave Kitson from Reading, midfielder Seyi Olofinjana from Wolves and Jamaica international midfielder Rudolph Austin.

Pulis added: "The fact that we have got Thomas on a free transfer too is superb business for us, because I believe he is a very, very good goalkeeper."

Meanwhile, both Ritchie de Laet and Ryan Shotton have returned to the Britannia Stadium after turning down moves to Bournemouth.

see also
Villa release Sorensen and Berger
15 May 08 |  Aston Villa

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