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West Bromwich Albion FC Player Profiles

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UPDATED 07:54 3rd August 2012

ALBION boosted their midfield options by signing the Argentina international in July 2012. 

The holding midfielder penned a three-year contract, plus a year’s option in the club’s favour.

He scored his first Barclays Premier League goal in a 1-1 draw with Arsenal, at The Hawthorns, in October of the 2013/14 campaign.

Yacob, who was a free agent after leaving Argentine Primera Division outfit Racing Club de Avellaneda at the end of the 2011/12 season, wears his customary No.5 shirt with the Baggies. 

He became Albion’s third 2012 summer recruit, following England international Ben Foster and season-long loan signing Yassine El Ghanassy into the club. 

He forged a formidable central-midfield partnership with Youssouf Mulumbu for the majority of the Baggies’ most-ever successful Barclays Premier League campaign of 2012/13 – his first season in England. 

And he quickly became a firm fans’ favourite for his tenacious performances and passing ability. 

Yacob started his career at Racing, where he has spent the last six years, becoming an influential figure and captaining them since 2008. 

The 5ft11in ace has two senior caps to his name, having scored on his last appearance – a 2-2 friendly draw with Ecuador in April 2011. 

Yacob was also part of his country’s Under-20s team that won the 2007 FIFA World Youth Championships in Canada, making 20 appearances at that level in total.