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DONE DEAL: West Brom chief Dowling welcomes Kipre signing

West Brom have signed Walsall defender Cedric Kipre.

Albion have confirmed the signing of defender Kipre from Wigan in a deal worth around £900,000.

Kipre helped the Latics keep 12 clean sheets in 36 Championship appearances last season - also scoring twice.

Albion sporting director Luke Dowling said: “I believe we've signed someone in Cédric who has got the potential to really establish himself as a Premier League defender.

“He was part of a Wigan team that, from the turn of the year, produced results which would have placed them in the Championship's top three and Cédric was a very impressive figure in that run of form.

"He has been on our target list for some time. We are delighted to get the deal done and look forward to watching him progress."

Kipre added: “I heard of the interest a month ago and the head of recruitment spoke to me and I had to be patient with it but finally I'm here - I am happy," said Albion's newest recruit.

“It's a big club and the chance to play in the Premier League was what attracted me. My goal was to play in this division by the age of 25 and today I'm 23 so I'm grateful for the chance.

“I'm expecting to learn a lot from Slaven (Bilic) because he played in the same position and he can teach me areas to progress."

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