Stoke have bolstered their striking options with the signing of James Beattie from Sheffield United for a fee that could rise to £3.5million.
The 30-year-old, who has previously played in the top flight with Southampton and Everton, has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal at the Britannia Stadium.
Manager Tony Pulis told www.stokecityfc.co.uk: "James is a player who has an absolutely phenomenal goal-scoring record, and I am delighted to have him here."
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