Steve Sidwell has signed a two-year deal with Stoke City after successfully completing his medical with the club, Sky Sports understands.
The midfielder was a free agent after ending his three and a half year spell with Fulham following their relegation to the Championship.
West Ham United, Sunderland, Queens Park Rangers and Leicester City were also in the race to secure Sidwell’s services, though he opted to reunite with Mark Hughes, the man who took him to Craven Cottage in January 2011.
The 31 year old began his career with Arsenal, though he moved to Reading in 2003 having never made a league appearance for the Gunners.
After four-and-a-half years with Reading he moved to Chelsea on a free transfer in the summer of 2007, though he was sold to Aston Villa after just one season at Stamford Bridge.
Internationally, he has won five caps for England’s Under 21s, though he is yet to receive a senior call up.
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