Stoke City complete signing of Augsburg defender Kostas Stafylidis
Stoke City have signed Greece left-back Kostas Stafylidis on loan from Augsburg for the rest of the season.
Stafylidis, 24, becomes the second new addition to Stoke's squad of this window -- right-back Moritz Bauer has already joined on a permanent deal from Rubin Kazan -- and the first since Paul Lambert's appointment as manager on Monday.
Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes told the club's official website: "Having played in Germany himself, Paul Lambert is a keen observer of the Bundesliga and I know he has been impressed by what he has seen of Kostas in action for Augsburg.
"We have moved quickly to add to our defensive resources by bringing him to the club, and we're delighted to have secured his services until the end of the season."
Stafylidis spent the 2014-15 season in English football on loan at Fulham from Bayer Leverkusen, making 38 Championship appearances.