West Brom today boosted their attacking options by signing Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal.
The 24-year-old completed his move this afternoon after passing a medical and will wear the No 10 shirt.
Sinclair has also played for Chelsea, Swansea and Wigan in the top flight and is a player Baggies head coach Steve Clarke knows well having seen him come through the ranks at Stamford Bridge.
He said: "Scott understands he needs to play football and it will be good to work with him again. We are delighted he feels this is the right club for him at this stage of his career.
“He is the type of player we were missing from the squad. He is a pure winger, who is quick, direct and scores goals – he has proven that over his career.
"He can play off the right or left and improves our attacking options. I know him well and he is a good person, who I know is 100 per cent committed to our cause.
“He is frustrated he did not get the chances to play at Manchester City last season and hopefully he will take those frustrations out on Premier League defenders this season.”
Sinclair has played for England from under-17s to under-21s level and represented Team GB at last summer’s Olympics.
He is renowned for his pace and trickery and has a reputation for scoring individual goals.
Sporting & technical director Richard Garlick added: “Scott is the winger we ear-marked right at the start of the transfer window.
“He has had a frustrating time at Manchester City but you cannot doubt his quality in terms of what he has done in the past.
“He has a got a full pre-season under his belt with City and he is young, he is hungry and wants to play. He likes the club, the set-up, players and head coach.
“Hopefully, he will bring a wow factor to the team – and is a player who will excite the fans.”