Darren Fletcher to join Stoke when West Brom deal ends
Last Updated: 01/06/17 5:26pm
Darren Fletcher will join Stoke when his West Brom contract ends this summer.
Fletcher has signed a two-year deal to begin at the start of July, ending a 29-month spell at The Hawthorns.
The Scotland midfielder, who is due to take on England in next week's World Cup Qualifier, becomes Mark Hughes' first signing of the summer.
"It's all happened incredibly quickly, but I am delighted to be here," the 33-year-old told Stoke's website.
"This is a fantastic club with a top manager and a great group of players and I am really looking forward to this opportunity.
"I loved every moment of my time at West Bromwich Albion and I loved every moment of my time with Manchester United, but this is a new challenge for me now, and I like to think I respond well to new challenges."
Fletcher suffered health problems in his final few years at Manchester United but did not miss a single Premier League game for Albion after joining in February 2015.
Hughes said: "He has shown over the past two seasons that his qualities and appetite for the game haven't diminished in any way, and I believe that his experience and leadership qualities will significantly enhance us."
He added: "As a professional he still feels he can enjoy even further success in the game, ambitions that both he and ourselves feel he can fulfil here."