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Lindegaard signs for Albion

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17:59 31st August 2015

Goalkeeper signs two year deal

ALBION have signed goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard from Manchester United.

The 31-year-old has completed the free transfer to The Hawthorns after successfully undergoing a Bank Holiday Monday medical.

The Denmark international signs a two-year deal.

Lindegaard, who has been given the No.21 shirt, said: "Since moving to England I've been impressed with how well West Brom have done in the Premier League.

"I had a good chat with Tony Pulis - I must call him the 'gaffer' now - and he convinced me it would be a good move for me and the club. 

"From there things moved very quickly. I was very keen to get it done so I can just concentrate on the thing that matters most, the football.

"I am very happy to join and hope I can make a big contribution this season."

Lindegaard's arrival will boost what is arguably Albion's strongest-ever goalkeeping unit of recent times.

Goalkeeping coach Jonathan Gould said: "We are bringing an experienced goalkeeper into the mix.

"Anders has an international pedigree, he's a big guy and been part of a very good team at Manchester United.

"He knows Fletch and Jonny Evans already - I'm sure he will fit in very well."

Lindegaard is described as a vocal goalkeeper, who commands his penalty area and has been a solid, reliable presence at Old Trafford since joining the club in 2010/11.

He made 29 appearances for the Red Devils, having previously played for Danish club OB Odense and Norwegian outfit Aalesund. 

Lindegaard was named 2010 Goalkeeper of the Year in both Denmark and Norway, with his performances for Aalesund convincing Sir Alex Ferguson to sign him for a reported fee of £3.5million.


*CHECK out Lindegaard's first video interview following his move on Tuesday morning. It will be posted at wba.co.uk and across our social media platforms

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