Potters pounce for Huth

Germany defender Robert Huth joined Stoke City from Middlesbrough on Thursday for five million pounds, the Premier League club said. The 25-year-old, with 19 international caps, completed his move from Championship side Middlesbrough after agreeing personal terms, Stoke said on their website. Huth, whose fee could rise to six million pounds, made his mark in English football at Chelsea where he made 42 appearances before joining Middlesbrough in 2006.