Ireland makes Stoke move permanent
Stephen Ireland has turned his dream into reality after being handed a permanent deal by Stoke boss Mark Hughes.
Ireland joined Stoke on a season-long loan from Aston Villa earlier in the campaign, and following that he made no secret of his desire to make the move something more long-term.
In signing Ireland permanently, Hughes has also been able to bring in Manchester City striker John Guidetti on loan for the remainder of the campaign.
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