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Ex-Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic joins newly-promoted West Brom on one-year deal


Newly-promoted West Brom have accomplished the signing of former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

The 36-year-old has put pen-to-paper on a one-year contract on the Hawthorns, having been a free agent after leaving Zenit St Petersburg.

The experienced defender was a popular figure at Chelsea

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The skilled defender was a well-liked determine at Chelsea

Ivanovic joins after the Baggies marked their return to the Premier League with a 3-Zero defeat at dwelling to Leicester on Sunday.

“The Premier League is the very best league on the planet,” he instructed the membership’s official web site.

“I have to problem myself and I’m prepared for the problem. I’m actually joyful to be again enjoying within the Premier League.

“I hope I’m going to achieve success right here. I’ve plenty of ambition and I need to show plenty of issues. I’ll give every part for the crew.”

Ivanovic received three Premier League titles, three FA Cups, the Champions League, Europa League – he scored the winner within the ultimate towards Benfica in 2013 – and the League Cup throughout 9 years at Chelsea.

Ivanovic was previously on West Brom’s books

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Ivanovic was beforehand on West Brom’s books


He’s additionally Serbia’s most capped participant with 105 appearances.

Baggies boss Slaven Bilic added: “He’s a terrific addition for us, a crew who’re newly promoted within the Premier League. He ticks all of the packing containers for us.

“He’s carried out every part in his profession – it’s been magnificent. We’re delighted. He provides high quality and expertise on the pitch and off the pitch.

“So it’s not solely him, it’s him plus the affect he could have on not simply defenders however the entire crew round him. That’s why we focused him as one in every of our prime targets.

“It’s a terrific signing for us.”

 





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