Done Deal: West Brom Sign Experienced PSG Defender Diego Lugano

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The Uruguayan defender joins West Brom on two year deal.

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West Bromwich Albion have completed the signing of experienced Uruguayan defender Diego Lugano on a free transfer from Paris St Germain, West Brom’s offical website reports.

The 36 year has signed a two year deal with the Baggies and brings a wealth of top flight experience to the Hawthorns.

Lugano spent last season on loan at Malaga, who finished sixth in La Liga and also reached the quater finals of the Champions League.

The defender is also the second most capped player for Uruguay’s national team and has captained his country on 77 occasions, more than any other player.

West Brom’s manager Steve Clarke has said that he delighted to welcome a player to the club with such a wealth of international experience.

“I’m delighted to welcome Diego to the club.

“He’s an experienced centre-half who will increase competition in that area of the team.

“This is a tough league. You need as many good players in your squad as you can get – and Diego is undoubtedly one of those”.

“Like some of the others we have here, Diego is another player who captains his country and is a leader”.

Lugano signed for PSG in August 2011 but only managed 12 appearances for the French Champions due to injury and competition for places at the Parc des Princes and was soon loaned out Malaga.

He will now look forward to life in the Premier League with West Brom, who over achieved under Clarke last season.

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