West Brom boss Clarke excited counting on Anelka this season

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke is delighted to count on Nicolas Anelka this season.

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke is delighted to count on Nicolas Anelka this season.

Anelka, 34, was a free agent after leaving Juventus in the summer. Clarke confirmed that the former France international had turned down more lucrative offers to return to England.

The Baggies' head coach said: "Nicolas was available and he wanted to come back and play in England.

"He still felt that he had enough in his body to produce in the Premier League - and luckily for him, I agreed.

"He's a player I know well from my spell at Chelsea.

"He will bring good quality to the group. I hope he will bring the rest of the players along and lift them to a higher level."

 
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