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Anelka joins West Brom as club's top earner

West Bromwich Albion have swooped for Juventus striker Nicolas Anelka.

The Sun says the French striker, 34, agreed a £5million, two-year Baggies deal which will pocket him £50,000 a week at The Hawthorns.

It is nowhere near the £20m he got from Shanghai Shenhua in December 2011. But it still beats Baggies' current highest-paid stars - Swede Jonas Olsson and Peter Odemwingie - who are both on £40k a week.

Albion boss Steve Clarke said: "This is a great boost. The more quality stars you can bring in the better and no one can question Nicolas' quality.

"I worked with him at Chelsea.

"He's got a great work ethic and if you add that to the obvious talent he's got I think he can be a top signing."

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