New signing Michael Kightly has revealed it was his desire to stay in the Premier League that fuelled his move from Wolves to Stoke.
The 26-year-old winger ended his five-and-a-half year stay at Molineux by agreeing to join the Potters for an undisclosed fee on Wednesday.
Stoke boss Tony Pulis has already challenged the wide-man to provide a goalscoring threat from the flanks this season and Kightly is happy to be at a club he believes are on the up.
He told the club's official website: "It's a great club, an established Premier League club, so I am delighted to be here.
"Any footballer wants to play at the highest level and I am grateful to Stoke for giving me the chance to stay in the Premier League.
"The club sold itself to me. What they have achieved over the past few years has been remarkable.
"Then there are the excellent facilities and the supporters. It's definitely a club that is moving in the right direction."