Jonathan Walters

Position: Striker
Joined: 18th August 2010
Fee: £2.75 million
Total Appearances: 214 [as at 08/08/15]
Goals: 50 [as at 08/08/15]
Career Path: Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Hull City (loan), Crewe Alex (loan), Barnsley (loan), Hull City, Scunthorpe United (loan), Wrexham, Chester City, Ipswich Town, Stoke City.

In the summer of 2010, Stoke launched a bid of around £2.75 million for Ipswich Town striker Jonathan Walters after he told the then Tractorboys manager Roy Keane he wanted a move away from the Suffolk club.

The versatile forward has contributed vastly to the progress of the football club with important goals throughout his Potters career.

Tony Pulis said: “I’ve been looking to bring in more goals – Jon certainly fits the bill.”

He is now into his fifth season and in his first three he managed to reach double figures in the goal-scoring department. He was top scorer in the 2012/13 season and joint top, in all competitions, in 2010/11.

Walters, 31, was on the score sheet twice when Stoke beat Bolton 5-0 at Wembley in 2011. A season later, when making his 100th Potters appearance, it was his two goals that relegated Bolton.

He is also unfortunately infamous for scoring two own goals and missing a penalty against Chelsea in a day to forget for the Irish international. It was Walters who scored Stoke’s first goal in the Europa League campaign against Hajduk Split.