Clarke reckons that Albionâs next generation of players can learn a lot from the centre-half and his attitude towards his career.
âJonas is one of the key players in our group and thatâs why we spent so long chasing him and making sure that he got a contract that would make him commit his future to West Bromwich Albion,â said Clarke.
âHe was a big âsigningâ for us. Getting him and James Morrison to extend their contracts was important business.
âJonas signing was one of the best. I wouldnât want to isolate anyone down to âbestâ because the club have done a number of good things this season.
âIt is a fantastic thing for young players to look at.
âEvery young player who came out of the youth team, I told them not to worry about their next contract but the one after that.
âThat tells you why Jonas is a top professional. He is a lovely fella. There are a lot of players like that. They are the devil on the pitch, angels off it.â