The City Ground

Next Game

N Forest v West Brom

Saturday, 02 August 2014, 13:30

Friendly Match

The Hawthorns

Last Game

West Brom 0 - 0 Wycombe

Saturday, 19 July 2014, 15:00

Friendly Match

Anichebe connected to Albion

West Brom's new striker Victor Anichebe says he feels he has a connection with the club, a factor which helped persuade him to join.

Last Updated: 03/09/13 at 18:23 Post Comment

Victor Anichebe: Has signed a three-year deal with West Brom

Victor Anichebe: Has signed a three-year deal with West Brom

The Nigerian forward has joined the Midlands side after eight years with Everton and Albion are believed to have splashed out £6million to acquire the 25-year-old on a three-year contract.

Anichebe netted three times against the Baggies during his Everton days and told West Brom's website: "I've scored a few goals against the club.

"There have been a few moments in my history that have happened against West Brom.

"I scored my first Premier League goal against West Brom and I scored here on New Year's Day two years ago, when my dad was in hospital.

"I seem to pop up with a goal against West Brom. They are key moments in my professional career so far and, because of that, something pulled me towards the club.

"Having been at Everton, which is my team, for so long, for me to leave there had to be a reason, some sort of connection.

"I felt a connection to come to West Brom and, as soon as I heard there was an interest, I knew I was coming here."

Sessegnon glad to be on board

The Baggies massively upgraded their striking options on deadline day because they also purchased Stephane Sessegnon from Sunderland for £5.5m.

The 29-year-old signed a three-year contract just before the window closed at 11pm, having flown in from Paris, where he had stopped off en route to meeting up with the Benin national squad.

"I'm happy to have closed the deal, because the day was too long," he said.

"West Brom play very good football and have good players so, for me, it's a great choice.

"The gaffer (Steve Clarke) said he wanted me because he wants to play more football, add more movement and create chances.

"I'm happy to sign for West Brom and I'm excited to start now."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Premier League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger rues 'impossible' pre-season schedule

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has criticised his side’s hectic pre-season schedule as bordering on the impossible.

Transfer News: Hibernian capture young midfielder Scott Allan from West Brom

Hibernian have signed former Scotland Under-21 international Scott Allan from West Brom.

Transfer news: Arturo Vidal 'not going to Manchester United' as he waits on Juventus talks

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has told the Italian press that he will not be going to Manchester United this summer.

Mail Box

Pre-Season Obviously Isn't Meaningless

The debate over the importance of pre-season continues, including a league table from last season for stats fans. Plus travelling to watch your team and Blackpool...

Definitely Not Getting Giddy Over A Friendly Win

We have some conclusions from Louis van Gaal's perfect start, plus a dismissal of fantasy football, worries about La Liga's greediness and thoughts on Real with Ham-ez...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property