By Joe Nelson
West Brom have completed the signing of Nacer Chadli from Tottenham for an undisclosed fee.
The Baggies announced the deal on their website and Twitter feed on Monday afternoon, showing a picture of the 27-year-old holding the West Brom colours.
The fee is thought to be in the £13million region, which would resemble a club-record deal for the Birmingham-based club.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) August 29, 2016
The Mirror claimed earlier this month that Spurs had placed a £20million price tag on the 27-year-old, who cost them £7million from FC Twente in 2013.
But Telegraph journalist John Percy reported on Friday on his Twitter page that West Brom had agreed a club-record fee of £13million for Chadli, which would still net Spurs a good profit on the player.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) August 28, 2016
Chadli told West Brom’s website: “I feel very good to be here. It came very quickly but I spoke to the Club and they have a good team, a good manager and I am very pleased to be here.
“My ambitions? I just want to help the team win as many games as possible.”
Tony Pulis also offered his thoughts on the new addition, saying, “He’s a top, top player and I’m delighted we’ve got him.
“I said last week that these signings all had to be about players who would improve our squad – and Nacer does precisely that.”
Chadli starred in 40 encounters for Mauricio Pochettino’s side last season in all competitions scoring seven goals and providing five assists.
He has also made 30 appearances for Belgium, featuring four times at the World Cup in 2014 as the Red Devils were knocked out in the quarter-finals by Argentina.
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