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Stoke City confirm Glen Johnson signing

Glen Johnson was a free agent after his Liverpool contract expired.

Stoke City have confirmed the signing of former Liverpool defender Glen Johnson on a free transfer.

England international Johnson, 30, will sign a two-year contract once the formalities are completed.

Johnson is already in Singapore with the rest of the Stoke squad ahead of the Barclays Asia Trophy next week.

Pottters chief executive Tony Scholes told the club's official website: "Glen's record speaks for itself. He has a wealth of experience having a regular at international level for more than a decade and played the finals of the World Cup and European Championships.

"There was no shortage of clubs interested in him after he left Liverpool but he very much sees his future as a Stoke City player and we are delighted he has chosen to join us."

Stoke boss Mark Hughes had already said that Johnson, who left Liverpool when his contract expired last month, had agreed to join the club.

Hughes added on the club website: "Glen will be a fantastic addition to our squad. He commanded a huge transfer fee when he left Portsmouth for Liverpool but dealt with the pressure that comes with that.

"He's a talented defender who also chips in with goals -- as we discovered last season when he scored the winner against us at Anfield -- and having spoken to him I know how much he's looking forward to being a Stoke player."

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