West Brom seal Blanco deal

West Brom have completed the signing of Argentina winger Sebastian Blanco from Metalist Kharkiv for an undisclosed fee.

Last Updated: 30/08/14 at 14:56 Post Comment

Sebastian Blanco: 11th signing for West Brom this summer

Sebastian Blanco: 11th signing for West Brom this summer

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Blanco refused to return to Ukraine because of the unrest in the country and he becomes boss Alan Irvine's 11th signing of the summer.

The 26-year-old, who has two international caps, has signed a two-year deal at The Hawthorns with an option for a third year.

Irvine said: “I’m really pleased that we’ve managed to add Sebastian to the squad.

“He’s an Argentina international who joined Metalist for a lot of money. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury not long after the move, which held up his progress.

“Since then, he’s shown his quality. He’s adept with both feet, is a nice crosser of the ball, creates chances and also scores goals.

“With the players we’ve brought in this summer, the squad has a much better balance thanks to the hard work of the chairman, Richard Garlick, Terry Burton and the recruitment staff.”

Technical director Burton added: “Sebastian plays in the wide areas but can also operate as a No.10.

“He’s a technically-gifted player who has scored goals from distance with both feet. To have a player who is comfortable on either side is a big asset. We hope Sebastian will be able to help the team unlock defences when games are tight.”

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