Stoke City have signed goalkeeper Shay Given on a free transfer after his release from Aston Villa. He joins on a two year contract and will be no.2 behind the new no.1 Jack Butland (assuming Begovic does join Chelsea!). Good signing given his experience and the age of our goalkeepers now, all of whom are under 26 years old.
We have also signed midfielder Marko van Ginkel from Chelsea on a season long loan (presumably part of the Begovic deal). This could be a steal of a signing, albeit on loan, given the potential he has.
Former Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has also signed on a free according to the Daily Mail and Sky Sports. Good cover for right back and I think he will be first choice ahead of Cameron and Bardsley.
Jamie Ness has left the club on a free transfer joining Scunthorpe. He had been on loan at Crewe last season and looked set to join on loan again. He’s never really featured at the club and was signed along with Maurice Edu (another recent flop) from Rangers by Pulis.
Jakob Haugaard (GK) £600k
Philipp Wollscheid (D) nominal fee
Glen Johnson (D) free
Shay Given (GK) free
Marko Van Ginkel (M) season long loan from Chelsea
Joselu (S) £5m (8m Euros)
Thomas Sorenson (GK) released
Andy Wilkinson (D) released
Wilson Palacios (M) released
Victor Moses (M) end of loan period
Robert Huth (D) undisclosed fee Leicester City
Jamie Ness (M) free Scunthorpe
Steven N’Zonzi (M) £7m Sevilla