Albion complete Davidson deal

Last updated : 05 August 2014 By Wba-mad Editor

Australian World Cup star Jason Davidson has become Albion’s seventh signing of the summer after joining from Dutch side Heracles Almelo.

The 23-year-old has signed a two-year contract, plus a year in the club’s favour, after passing a medical at The Hawthorns.

The Baggies hoped to sign Davidson earlier in the summer but were forced to wait for the defender to sort out a contractual issue with his former club.

Despite the wait, Albion head coach Alan Irvine is delighted to secure the services of Davidson.

"I’m delighted we’ve been able to complete a deal for Jason," he said. "He had a fantastic World Cup when he performed very well against three top teams.

“Jason is a good defender who has lots of energy, gets forward well and will give us competition for places at left-back with Sebastien Pocognoli.

“Due to contractual issues with his former club, there’s been a delay in Jason coming. This means he hasn’t trained properly since the World Cup so he’s going to need a little bit of time to catch up before we can expect him to perform at the levels he’s capable of.

“I spoke to Tim Cahill about Jason and he recommended him very, very highly both as a player and character. Tim sees him as a young player who will do extremely well in England and develop even further.”

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