Walsall sign Stoke defender Okagbue

Walsall have made their fifth summer signing by completing the signing of Stoke City loan defender David Okagbue on a more permanent basis.

Okagbue, 20, who made 35 appearances on loan from the Championship club, has now signed a two-year contract.

He follows Stoke keeper Tommy Simkin, who signed on a season's loan on Wednesday.

“I am absolutely buzzing to be back,” said Okagbue. “I love the club, I love everything about it. It’s a great group and the staff were really good with me. It was a really easy decision for me.

"As soon as you know you are wanted somewhere, I wanted to come here and I had it in my head the whole time. It took a while but we got there.”

Walsall, who finished 11th in League Two last season, have also re-signed striker Josh Gordon and midfielder Charlie Lakin from Burton Albion, as well as AFC Fylde full-back Connor Barrett.