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West Brom boss Clarke admits Moyes recommended Anichebe

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke is delighted with the arrival of Victor Anichebe from Everton.

Clarke has revealed he sought the advice of Manchester United boss David Moyes before he made a move for Anichebe.

"I spoke to David, just to ask him one or two things - not just about Victor, but other players too," said Clarke.

"It was two or three weeks before the window closed but we spoke about a number of players, including Victor.

"He spoke very well about Victor and other players.

"Normally when you're after a player you try to speak to people who have worked with that player before.

"I made calls about Amalfitano at Marseille, because I knew people who had worked with Morgan.

"I made calls about Stephane (Sessegnon) - it's what we do as managers.

"Victor was a player I wanted. I felt his attributes would complement the players we had at the club."

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