Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill

Stoke City have agreed a deal to sign Blackpool midfielder Jordan Thompson and an announcement is imminent, Football Insider understands.

The 23-year-old Blackpool midfielder was one of Stoke’s top targets during this month’s transfer window and they have beaten off competition from Championship rivals to land the Northern Ireland international.

A source at Stoke told Football Insider that Potters manager Michael O’Neill is keen to be reunited with Thompson after previously handing him his international debut.

Blackpool were reluctant to cash-in on the midfielder but agreed to do so as the player was in the final six months of his contract.

Thompson joined Blackpool in 2018 on a free transfer after leaving Scottish giants Rangers and he has impressed during his time at Bloomfield Road.

The Northern Ireland international has played 20 times across all competitions this season, racking up one goal as well as registering two assists.

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Thompson’s performances have helped get Blackpool to 13th in the League One table, with Simon Grayson’s side having earned 34 points from the 24 league matches they have played.

The former Manchester United youngster will now become Stoke’s first signing of this month’s transfer window and O’Neill will hope that Thompson can help fire his side to safety in the Championship.

The Potters currently sit 21st in the Championship after only racking up 25 points from their first 27 league games of the season.

O’Neill’s side are next in action against high-flying West Bromwich Albion on Monday and go into the game having won only two out of their last five matches.

In other Stoke City news, Paul Robinson is up in arms as a Premier League side submitted a bid for one of O’Neill’s main men.