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West Brom break record for Stephane Sessegnon

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West Brom have broken their transfer record with a £5.5million deal to sign Stephane Sessegnon from Sunderland.

The 29-year-old forward has signed a three-year deal with the Baggies and the transfer fee could rise to around £6million with add-ons.

Sessegnon passed a medical today and will wear the No 29 shirt, and the transfer fee trumps the £4.9million the Baggies eventually paid Reading for Shane Long once add-ons were paid.

Sessegnon can operate as a wide player or an attacking midfielder.

He started his career in his homeland with Requins de'Atlantique before moving to Europe in 2004.

He spent two seasons with Creteil before moving on to Le Mans, who he helped reached the semi-finals of the French League Cup.

He moved to Paris Saint-Germain and helped his new club reach the 2008-09 UEFA Cup quarter-finals in his first season, earning him a spot in the Ligue One Team of the Year.

He made a £6million move to Sunderland the following January and has scored 17 goals in 87 Premier League games for the Black Cats.

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