West Brom complete Scharner deal

Scharner, who can play in various defensive and midfield roles,

joins West Brom as a free agent. He has been earmarked for midfield

duty by Baggies boss Roberto Di Matteo, with the midlands club

claiming they fended off competition from rival Premier League

clubs to sign the 30-year-old Austrian. Di Matteo told West Brom’s

official website: “I’m delighted to welcome Paul to the club. “He

is exactly the type of player we’ve been looking to bring in

because he is a proven Premier League player, having performed

consistently well in the top flight for the past four and a half

years.”