West Brom complete signing of Rickie Lambert from Liverpool
West Brom have completed the signing of Rickie Lambert on a two-year-contract after swiftly concluding negotiations for the Liverpool striker.
Press Association Sport understands the Baggies have paid just under £3million ($4.7 million) for the 33-year-old, meaning the Reds will make a loss of more than a £1million on the player who only joined them from Southampton last summer.
The fee was agreed around lunchtime on Friday and Lambert traveled down to Birmingham for a medical ahead of the deal being completed late in the day.
His move to Liverpool 13 months ago was touted as a dream return for a player rejected by the club's academy, but it quickly became apparent things were not going to work out and Lambert turned down a move to West Brom's midlands rivals Aston Villa in January after the Reds accepted he was no longer part of manager Brendan Rodgers' plans.