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DONE DEAL: West Brom Confirm Signing Of Swedish International Striker

Baggies beat off competition to land Swede.

ALBION have won the race to sign Sweden international Markus Rosenberg.

The 29-year-old striker, who boasts an impressive goalscoring record in Germany, Spain and Holland, has penned a three-year deal after passing a Hawthorns medical. He will wear the No.8 shirt.

The deal for Rosenberg, who was out of contract after leaving Werder Bremen in May, remains subject to international clearance.

The former Ajax forward again hit double figures in the Bundesliga last season and was being tracked by clubs across Europe and in China.

Rosenberg, who has also found the net in the Champions League, UEFA Cup and Europa League, becomes Albion’s fourth summer signing, following Ben Foster, Yassine El Ghannasy and Claudio Yacob through the door.

Head coach Steve Clarke said: “I’m delighted to welcome Markus to the club.

“He is an experienced striker who has scored goals in three of Europe’s top leagues, as well as in the top European competitions, and is determined to prove himself in the Barclays Premier League.”

SOURCE: West Brom Official Website

West Brom have confirmed the signing of free-agent Markus Rosenberg on a three-year deal.

The Baggies claim to have beaten off competition from across Europe and the increasingly wealthy Chinese Super League to land the Swedish international, and his arrival can be considered something of a coup for rookie boss Steve Clarke.

The 29-year-old boasts Dutch giants Ajax and Bundesliga club Werder Bremen amongst his former employers and was a fans favourite at both outfits before falling out of favour.

After impressing in his native Sweden, Rosenberg joined Ajax for around £4 million in 2005 and was a the focal point of their attack before the arrival of Klass-Jan Huntelaar forced him out to the left-wing.

This versatility is likely to come in handy next season, with Clarke expected to adopt a 4-5-1 system, which could see the inconsistent Pete Odenwingie or Marc-Antonie Fortune, who impressed at the end of last season, operate as the lone striker.

At Bremen, Rosenberg had a couple of impressive seasons before slipping down the pecking order when the club began to cement themselves as Champions League regulars but last season, he showed an admirable ability to adapt to new surroundings, finishing top scorer at Racing Santander whilst on loan with the Spaniards.

The Swede is relatively quick, good in the air and strong – attributes that Clarke will be hoping makes him an instant success in the Premier League.


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