Gudjohnsen now a permanent Potter

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Stoke's transfer deadline day coup of landing Eidur Gudjohnsen from Monaco became even bigger yesterday after they converted his loan move into a contracted one-year deal.

The Potters announced the signing of former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Gudjohnsen on a season-long loan from Monaco shortly after the window closed on Tuesday night.

But upon discovering the 31-year-old's contract with the French club was due to expire next summer, they agreed an undisclosed fee to make the move permanent.

Manager Tony Pulis said: "This makes it an even better piece of transfer business."