Stoke City have completed the signing of Netherlands international Ibrahim Afellay.
The 29-year-old winger was released by Barcelona at the end of last season.
Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes is delighted to see off competition to land the player, who has signed a two-year deal as Mark Hughes prepares his squad for the forthcoming Premier League campaign.
“It’s no secret that Ibrahim was wanted by a number of clubs and we are understandably delighted that he has chosen to join us.
“He’s clearly excited about the prospect of playing in the Premier League and the fact that he knows so many players who are already at the club will no doubt help him settle into his new surroundings.”