Midfielder Anthony Pulis has joined Southampton on a two-year deal from Stoke.
Pulis, son of Potters manager Tony, has moved on a free transfer to end a three-and-a-half year spell at the Britannia Stadium.
The 24-year-old was never able to establish himself at Stoke and was sent out on loan to a number of clubs including Torquay, Plymouth, Grimsby and Bristol Rovers.
Stoke have strengthened their squad since winning promotion to the Premier League and Pulis has now been able to seal a permanent switch away from the club.
Southampton have signed him on a two-year contract with the option of a third and Stoke assistant manager Dave Kemp believes the move is a fresh start for the player.
"He's a great lad, he's been very popular here but obviously it's difficult when your father is the manager," Kemp told Stoke's official website.
"It is a great opportunity for him to push on with his own career and everyone at the club wishes him all the best as he embarks on an exciting new challenge with Southampton."