UPDATE - Albion sign Rosenberg
By Site Editor
Updated Tuesday, 7th August 2012
Swedish international pens three year deal
Albion have completed the signing of Swedish international striker Markus Rosenberg on a free transfer.
The 29-year-old has signed a three-year deal after being released from Werder Bremen at the end of last season.
The former Ajax star has been tracked by Albion since his release from the German outfit. He will wear the No.8 shirt.
Technical and Sporting Director Dan Ashworth claims Albion have been a long-term admirer of the striker.
"We’ve been keeping tabs on Markus for two or three years now and getting a player of his calibre is a real coup for this club," he said.
“He had offers from Spain, Germany, Turkey, Russia and China and we’re delighted he has chosen this club as the next step in his career.
“Markus is quick, has a great work ethic and can play in a couple of different positions.
“He’s scored goals wherever he’s played and gives us a different option to what we’ve already got.”
New head coach Steve Clarke was equally as delighted to welcome Albion's third permanent signing this summer 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," Clarke said.
“Markus will really increase competition for places in the forward areas and hopefully spur on the strikers we already have here.
“He had several other offers this summer but he made it clear that joining West Bromwich Albion was his first choice and we’re really pleased we’ve been able to conclude a deal.”
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