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BROWN IDEYE
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UPDATED 02:56 19th July 2014

ALBION signed Nigeria international striker Brown Ideye from Dynamo Kiev for a club-record transfer fee on July 18, 2014.


He put pen to paper on a three-year contract, plus a further year’s option in the club’s favour.


His undisclosed transfer fee surpasses the amount Albion agreed with Sunderland for Stephane Sessegnon last summer. 


The marksman, who boasts Champions League experience, arrives with a proven record having notched 74 goals in 182 career league appearances. 


The 5ft11in forward started his career in Nigeria with Ocean Boys before moving to Swiss outfit Neuchâtel Xamax after impressing at the 2007 Fifa World Youth Championship.   


He fired 23 goals in just 55 appearances for Xamax before moving on to Sochaux in France, where he helped his new club achieve a fifth-place Ligue 1 finish, scoring 15 goals. 


During his time with Sochaux, he made his international debut for Nigeria in a 2-1 defeat against South Korea in August 2010.


After being snapped up by Dynamo Kiev in July 2011, he netted 12 goals in his first season with the Ukrainian giants, as they finished as runners-up to Shakhtar Donetsk.


He netted 34 goals in 74 league appearances during his three seasons in Kiev.


In 2013 Ideye helped Nigeria clinch their third Africa Cup of Nations title, scoring in the 4-1 semi-final victory over Mali.


Before joining Albion he had scored five goals for the Super Eagles, having been capped on 24 occasions.


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