29-Year-Old Defender Stoke City Premier
Bardsley agreed to a three-year contract with Stoke City on Thursday, the club's official web site reports.
Bardsley is the first summer signing for Stoke, although he cannot officially join until July 1. He was a solid member of the back line for Sunderland, but fell out of favor toward the end of the season. He should get plenty of playing time for the Potters, who were a better defensive side last season than Sunderland.