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West Brom sign Millwall winger Jed Wallace on four-year deal

Albion have landed a key transfer target with the capture of Jed Wallace on a four year deal.

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Widely regarded as one of the best players in the Championship, Wallace has been a man in demand this summer after opting to run down his contract with Millwall.

Burnley, QPR, Luton and Watford are all understood to have expressed an interest in signing the former Wolves man.

But it's Albion who have won the race – with Wallace signing after undergoing a medical yesterday.

His signing will be a major coup for manager Steve Bruce who is believed to be a big fan of the right winger.

And family ties may have helped Bruce get the deal over the line – with Bruce’s son-in-law, Salford striker Matt Smith, good friends with Wallace.

Bruce said multiple times towards the end of last season that he wanted to refresh Albion's attack with the boss believing the Baggies lacked both pace and creativity.

The manager also said it was important to exploit the free agent market.

And Wallace's arrival follows the capture of John Swift – another free agent who Albion won the race to sign last month.

“Jed will be a massive asset to our team," Bruce said.

"I’m absolutely delighted to get him through the door.

“He is somebody who I’ve admired for a long time and have tried to sign before.

"He’s got pace, power, penetration in the final third and, above all, is a top pro.

“To have secured our two primary targets in Jed and John Swift is terrific, and to get these deals both done before the squad return for pre-season is testament to the hard work being done behind the scenes by Ron Gourlay and the recruitment team.”