Daniel Sturridge has joined West Brom on a loan deal until the end of the season.
The 28-year-old Liverpool striker had also been interesting Newcastle, Inter Milan and Sevilla, but the Baggies have won the race for his signature.
Sturridge had fallen a long way down the pecking order at Anfield and, as a result of injury and subsequent non-selection, has not featured since the Champions League match with Spartak Moscow on December 6.
Press Association Sport understands the striker spoke with Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez, with the Magpies willing to pay the player’s reported £125,000-a-week wages, but he has opted to join Premier League rivals West Brom.
Sturridge was born in Birmingham and still has family ties there, and that is believed to have influenced his decision.