18 July 2014 22:31
West Brom have broken their club-record free to sign Nigeria striker Brown Ideye from Dynamo Kiev on a three-year contract.
Ideye moves to The Hawthorns in a deal that is believed to be in the region of £10million.
The fee surpasses the one West Brom paid to sign attacking midfielder Stephane Sessegnon from Sunderland in September last year, when the Midlands club spent approximately £6m on the Benin playmaker.
West Brom’s fifth signing of the transfer window, The 25-year-old has followed Joleon Lescott, Craig Gardner, Chris Baird and Sebastien Pocognoli to the club.
West Brom head coach Alan Irvine told the club’s official website: “Brown is a quality striker and I’m looking forward to working with him.
“He’s a strong, quick, powerful player who likes to get in behind defences and has plenty of Champions League and international experience.”
Ideye moves to West Brom following an impressive stint with Dynamo in which he found the net 45 times and won the Ukrainian Cup and Super Cup.
The former Sochaux man also has 23 Nigeria caps to his name, scoring five goals, although he was not part of the squad that reached the last 16 at the recent World Cup in Brazil.