SAM Vokes revealed he felt it was time to 'move on' from Burnley after the striker left Turf Moor to join Championship side Stoke City.

The striker has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at the Bet365 Stadium for a fee believed to be in the region of £7m.

The Wales international made more than 250 appearances for the Clarets having joined from Wolves for £350,000 in July 2012.

The Molineux men are believed to be due 25 per cent of any profit on Vokes' move to Stoke.

Vokes has played 30 times for Burnley this season, scoring five times, but has found starts hard to come by in recent weeks with Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes Sean Dyche's preferred pairing up front.

“Burnley was a huge part of my life, I really found my home there and I made a lot of good friends there, but it was time for me to move on," said the 29-year-old after his move was confirmed.

“It’s great to have it finally done.

“It has been a long day and a lot of waiting around but I am delighted - I just can’t wait to get started now.

“This is a great club, a Premier League club, a club which is striving to get back to the Premier League.

“You can see how great the squad is here and it is a challenge I am really looking forward to getting stuck into.

“The Championship is a really tough league so it is all about putting together a great squad, and we have that here.

“I spoke to a few of the lads I know here last night and got a feel for what this club is all about.

“They were full of praise for the club and it is a dressing room full of good lads and good players.

“I have had a few conversations with the manager too and have been impressed by him.

“He is a manager I really want to play for, and he was another big draw in me wanting to come here.”