DONE: West Brom sign Lindegaard

Baggies secure second signing from Manchester United

West Bromwich Albion Football Club have announced the signing of Anders Lindegaard from Manchester United.

The goalkeeper becomes the second player to swap Old Trafford for The Hawthorns, following Jonny Evans, who completed his switch over the weekend.

Lindegaard has signed a two-year deal at the club after being released by United and will wear the number-21 shirt for The Baggies.

The 31-year-old underwent his medical this afternoon and after successfully passing it, he spoke to the club’s official website to discuss his free transfer to the club.

Player Statement

He said: “Since moving to England I’ve been impressed with how well West Brom have done in the Premier League.

“I had a good chat with Tony Pulis – I must call him the ‘gaffer’ now – and he convinced me it would be a good move for me and the club.

“From there things moved very quickly. I was very keen to get it done so I can just concentrate on the thing that matters most, the football.

“I am very happy to join and hope I can make a big contribution this season.”

Coach Delighted

West Brom‘s goalkeeping coach, Jonathan Gould, said: “We are bringing an experienced goalkeeper into the mix.

“Anders has an international pedigree, he’s a big guy and been part of a very good team at Manchester United.

“He knows Fletch and Jonny Evans already – I’m sure he will fit in very well.”

The Dane has ended his five year association with Manchester United after making just 19 Premier League appearances.

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt

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