Stoke City have confirmed the signing of Florent Cuvelier from Portsmouth.
The 17-year-old Belgian youth international has penned a two-year deal after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.
Skysports.com revealed that Cuvelier had sealed his move to the Britannia Stadium, which The Potters have now confirmed.
"Florent is definitely one for the future and we are delighted that he has chosen to move here," said City boss Tony Pulis.
"It's a measure of the club's progress and the emphasis we are placing on the development of the youth set-up that we have managed to attract such an outstanding talent to this club when he attracted so much interest."
Meanwhile, Pulis has also confirmed that Dave Kemp will be returning to the club as his assistant.
Kemp, who previously held the job, had taken on the role as Stoke scout in North and South America, as he was based in California.
But following Peter Reid's exit to Plymouth, he has now agreed to take up his previous role.
"It's just as if Kempy has never been away and that makes this such a smooth transition," he said.
"He seemed the natural choice when we were faced with the task of finding a new assistant and I am delighted to have him back here.
"This is such an important role for a manager. You need someone with a wealth of experience in that position who knows the Premier League.
"In that respect, Kempy has so much to offer and it's good having him around again.
"He has a good eye for what is going on in matches and isn't scared to voice his views."