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Albion Confirm Bifouma

Albion Confirm Bifouma

West Bromwich Albion have now confirmed the loan signing of striker Thievy Bifouma, and confirmed the deal is with a view to a permanent move.

Bifouma joined us ahead of the close of play on deadline day and before the 11pm window, but he is not eligible for this weekends game against Liverpool on Sunday.

He joins us from Espanyol until the end of the campaign and although Albion haven't confirmed whether there is a buy in set fee clause, it is with a view to keeping long term.

The deal remains subject to international clearance and I believe tonight FIFA's computer keeps telling people no, so whether that has played a part in our new No 50 not being available this weekend, or whether it's an agreement by the club so he can move over from Spain without the distraction of a game or not, I don't know.

Speaking to wba.co.uk head coach Pepe Mel said of the deal.

'Thievy is a good striker. He is quick, can score goals and is able to play across the front three positions.'

Sporting and technical director Richard Garlick added.

'We've delighted to welcome Thievy to the club. We set out to strengthen our forward options and Thievy is a little different to the other strikers we have.'

Garlick goes on to say that we have been looking at the player for a while, and he has arrived at the club determined to prove his worth in the Premier League.

This season so far Bifouma has only made eleven appearances - two starts - but he has scored three goals, however this is on the back of a loan spell at Las Palmas last season where he scored ten second division goals in 34 starts - two subs.

The French U21 clearly has something about him, and we just now hope he can adjust and offer us something different as he continues to develop.

His career stats stand at 49 starts, 28 from the bench, with a return of 15 goals.

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Date:Saturday February 1 2014
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