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Former Ram Ince joins Rowett at Stoke

Tom Ince celebrating for Huddersfield.
Tom Ince celebrating for Huddersfield.

Tom Ince has linked up with former Derby County boss Gary Rowett at Stoke City.

The 26-year-old has sealed a £10 million transfer from Premier League side Huddersfield Town, which could rise to £12 million.

Ince left Derby a year ago in a deal worth over £7 million and played 33 times for the Terriers in the top flight, scoring twice. Prior to that he'd spent two-and-a-half seasons at Pride Park, scoring 38 goals in 114 games in all competitions and featuring under Rowett in the first two months of his Rams tenure.

Ince joins Benik Afobe, Oghenekaro Etebo, Adam Federici and James McClean as new signings at Stoke, who are looking to secure an immediate return to the Premier League after relegation last season.

The son of former England midfielder, Paul, the winger began his career at Liverpool before spells with Blackpool and Hull as well as loans at Crystal Palace, Notts County and Nottingham Forest.

Rowett told Stoke's website: "I've had the fortune to work with Tom before and he's a terrifically-talented player.

"He's very strong technically and can play anywhere across the front three, but he's particularly good from the right-hand side. His record in the Championship speaks for itself."