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Sorensen happy with move to Stoke

Thomas Sorensen
Sorensen has made over 300 career appearances (Getty)

Danish international Thomas Sorensen has said he has a point to prove after joining Stoke City.

The 32-year-old signed a three-year deal at the Britannia Stadium on Wednesday after being released by Aston Villa in June.

He told the club's official website: "I feel I have something to prove and that's why I'm here.

"I've been really impressed with what I've seen here and the club have been impressed by me, it's a natural move."

Sorensen follows other new signings Dave Kitson, Seyi Olofinjana and Jamaican international Rudolph Austin through the door at the Britannia Stadium.

And he said he is ready to help the club survive their first season in the Premier League.

"I'll be giving everything for the club, I'm here to win games and win points and to help us stay up.

"It's going to be tough but I think the club is gearing up to stay in the Premier League."

We've now let Thomas go back to Denmark because his family is there and the deal was done very quickly

Tony Pulis
Potters boss Tony Pulis had been looking to sign a keeper for much of the summer and after missing out on Scott Carson and pulling out of a deal for Sunderland's Marton Fulop he said he was delighted to have got Sorenson.

"It's an outstanding signing, I'm very, very pleased" said Pulis.

"I know one top club in the Premier League wanted to sign Thomas but their goalkeeping coach moved and we managed to sneak in and get the deal done.

Sorensen initially joined the Potters on trial but after just two days Pulis was keen to offer the former Sunderland stopper a long-term deal.

"He's trained exceptionally well and looks as fit as a fiddle" said Pulis.

"We've now let Thomas go back to Denmark because his family is there and the deal was done very quickly.

"We got him over here and made sure he didn't go anywhere else, Rudgey [director of football John Rudge] stuck him in an attic somewhere and we managed to get the deal done."

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