Hughes told The Sentinel: "When you know you are wanted by a manager you immediately want to do the very best you can for him, the club and the fans.
"I'm really happy to be back in England and a Stoke City player and I can't wait for the season to get underway.
"It was good to meet my new team-mates for the first time. I'm getting to know the guys and I'm sure by the time the season starts we'll be well acquainted."
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