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Baggies Bag Anelka

West Brom have boosted their striking options this summer after luring Nicolas Anelka back to the Premier League.

The Frenchman, who has turned out for the likes of Juventus, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City, has put pen to paper on a one-year deal at the club.

The former Golden Boot winner has hit the back of the net 123 times in the Premier League and Baggies boss Steve Clarke is delighted to have signed the veteran striker.

A statement on the club's official site read, "Albion have pulled off a major coup by making former Barclays Premier League golden boot winner Nicolas Anelka their first summer signing.

"The striker has penned a one-year deal, with a further year’s option in the club’s favour, after passing a Hawthorns medical.

"Anelka, who was a free agent after leaving Italian champions Juventus at the end of last season, will wear his customary No 39 shirt for the Baggies."

West Brom boss Clarke added, “We are missing a bit of firepower from last year – we’re trying to put that right – and to kick off with the signing of Nicolas at the start of the summer is a great boost for everyone at the club.

“The sole focus at the club is trying to build on what we did last season. The more quality players you can bring to the club the better – and no-one can question Nicolas’ quality.

“He’s a player I have worked with before as I was at Chelsea when they signed him. He’s got a great work ethic, looks after himself and is a consummate professional.

“If you add that to the obvious talent he’s got I think he can prove to be a really top signing for the club. His experience with some of the top clubs in England and Europe will stand the group in good stead.

“Hopefully he will be able to inspire the other players to even greater heights than we managed to achieve last year.”

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