West Bromwich Albion has completed a move for forward Nacer Chadli from Tottenham Hotspur for a reported club-record fee of £13 million.
The 27-year-old Belgian international has signed a four-year deal with the Baggies. He spent the past three seasons in London with Tottenham, scoring 25 goals in 119 appearances in all competitions. WBA manager Tony Pulis has been vocal in the media about the need to bring in new players, and he’s delighted to have Chadli join the club.
“He’s a top, top player and I’m delighted we’ve got him,” Pulis told the club’s official website.
“I said last week that these signings all had to be about players who would improve our squad – and Nacer does precisely that.”
Chadli said that he was eager to stay in the Premier League and is excited to get going at the Hawthorns.
“I have learned a lot in the last three years especially how much the fans love the Premier League – that is why I was so keen to continue,” Chadli said.
“Small teams can beat big teams on any day and it’s a great competition.
“I watched the games against Middlesbrough and it was a positive game. Albion created good chances but didn’t score. But I know from playing against them how very well organised they are and how tough they can be to beat.
“I’ve trained now for six days a week for two months so I am physically fit. I just need some game time to be at 100 percent.”