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Former West Brom midfielder Claudio Yacob signs for Nottingham Forest

By Matt Wilson | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Former Albion midfielder Claudio Yacob has joined Championship rivals Nottingham Forest on a two-year deal.

Claudio Yacob. Photo: NFFC

The Baggies released 31-year-old Yacob in the summer after six years at The Hawthorns.

The likeable Argentinian made 175 appearances for Albion during that time after joining on a free transfer from Racing Club in his home country.

“He is a player who I like and who I have liked since I was Middlesbrough manager,” Forest boss Aitor Karanka told the Nottingham Post.

"We are trying to find leadership in the changing room. We have created a very good group of players and, if we can bring Claudio in, he would be a good addition because he is a good character on the pitch.

“Everyone knows what he would bring. He is a good player and would help with the balance of the team and, in the changing room, he could be important.

“He is Argentinian, but it is important that he has been in England for five or six years.

“It is important that he knows the country; he knows the language and he knows more or less everything (about the English game).”

Matt Wilson

By Matt Wilson
Football MMPJ - @mattwilson_star

Sports reporter at the Express & Star, who primarily covers West Bromwich Albion.

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