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DONE DEAL: James Chester joins WBA


Baggies announce deal for defender

West Bromwich Albion Football Club have announced the signing of defender James Chester from Championship side Hull City.

The 26-year-old centre-back has penned a four-year deal at the club after the two parties agreed on a transfer fee, believed to be around £8million.

Following The Tigers‘ relegation from the Premier League, it was heavily expected that several players would be leaving the KC Stadium, and Chester is one of the first high profile players to leave the club.

After announcing the deal on their official website, WBA boss Tony Pulis discussed his latest recruit and expressed his delight at the new signing.

Pulis Statement

Pulis said: “James did very well for Hull City. I’ve had a good chat with him and he’s the type of player I like.

“He’s young, a strong character, a good defender, he has good feet and he has the Manchester United stamp all over him, just like (Stoke City’s) Ryan Shawcross and Darren Fletcher. They’re wonderful lads and I’m told James is as well.

“From the people I spoke to, like Steve Bruce and people in the Welsh party…they speak very highly of him.

“Steve especially gave him a great mention and there is no better accolade than Steve Bruce giving a defender a good drum roll.

“James is a good player who can play anywhere along the back line and I’m confident he will get better with age.“

“We’re trying to bring in others, but they have to be the right players.

“We’re very pleased to have James on board and hopefully we can work hard to get more in.”

Written by Alex Batt  – @AlexBatt

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