West Brom transfer news: Completed summer deals

A look at the players who have arrived at the Hawthorns this summer and those who have departed

West Brom stayed in the Premier League by the skin of their teeth last season, finishing 17th and just three points from the drop.

This season is sure to be another nervy campaign of trying to avoid relegation.

COMPLETED TRANSFERS

Craig Gardner - Free from Sunderland

The Baggies beat off plenty of competition from several other clubs to land the 27-year-old. He is a versatile player, has an eye to goal and plenty of Premier League experience from his spells with Aston Villa, Birmingham and the Blackcats. He has signed on a three-year deal with the option for a further year after that.

Joleon Lescott - Free from Manchester City

Lescott, 31, made just 10 appearances under Manuel Pellegrini as City won the title last season and so called time on his career at the Etihad. He joins back up with an old colleague having previously worked with new West Brom manager Alan Irvine when he was at Everton.

Chris Baird - Free from Burnley

The defender has had a mixed time since leaving Fulham in January, playing short spells at Reading and Burnley. Baird will hope to settle at the Hawthorns. Another versatile player able to play in many positions and should be a good addition to the Baggies' squad. The 32-year-old has 65 caps for Northern Ireland.

Sebastien Pocognoli - Undisclosed from Hannover 96

West Brom have added more international experience to their squad with Belgium left-back Pocognoli. The 26-year-old narrowly missed out on a place at the World Cup through injury but now joins the Premier League on a three-year deal. He has played 12 caps for Belgium and won the Johan Cruyff Shield in 2009.

Brown Ideye - £10m from Dynamo Kiev

The £10m paid of Ideye is West Brom's record ever signing. The striker will wear the number nine shirt and is likely to spearhead the Baggies' attack. There will be a lot of pressure on him to provide the goals in a likely relegation scrap this season. He was overlooked by Nigeria boss Stephen Keshi for their World Cup squad.

Andrew Wisdom - Loan from Liverpool

The defender made three appearances for the Reds at the start of last season before the 21-year-old joined Derby on loan for the rest of the year. He starting 38 games, including the Sky Bet Championship play-off final defeat to QPR.

Jason Davidson - Undisclosed from Heracles Almelo

The Australian defender joined from Dutch side Heracles. The left-back played in all three of his nation's games at the World Cup.

Cristian Gamboa - Undisclosed from Rosenborg

Gamboa signed a three-year deal after impressing during Costa Rica's run to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

EXITS

Liam Ridgewell - Free to Portland Timbers

Billy Jones - Free to Sunderland

Steven Reid - Free to Burnley

Cameron Gayle - Free to Shrewsbury

Markus Rosenberg - Undisclosed to Malmo

Donervon Daniels - Loan to Blackpool

George Thorne - Undisclosed to Derby

Diego Lugano, Zoltan Gera, Scott Allan, Nicolas Anelka - Released

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