Anelka joins West Brom as club's top earner

West Bromwich Albion have swooped for Juventus striker Nicolas Anelka.

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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