ALBION won the race to sign Sweden international Markus Rosenberg on a Bosman Transfer in August 2012.
The 29-year-old striker, who boasts an impressive goalscoring record in Germany, Spain and Holland, has penned a three-year deal.
The former Werder Bremen and Ajax forward again hit double figures in the Bundesliga last season and was being tracked by clubs across Europe and in China.
Rosenberg, who has also found the net in the Champions League, UEFA Cup and Europa League, became Albion’s fourth summer signing of 2012, following Ben Foster, Yassine El Ghannasy and Claudio Yacob through the door.
The Swede started his career at hometown club Malmo, where he progressed through the youth ranks.
In 2004, he enjoyed a remarkable season-long loan move to Halmstads, where he smashed 14 goals in 26 starts to help them finish second in the Allsenskan table – just two points behind his parent club.
The following campaign, the 6ft ace notched four times in 12 league starts for Malmo to seal a move to Dutch giants Ajax.
Rosenberg made a huge impact in his first Eredivisie season, scoring 12 goals, to earn a place in Sweden’s 2006 World Cup squad.
The arrival of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar at Ajax saw Rosenberg go out on loan to Werder Bremen during 2007/08, where he impressed enough to seal a permanent move to the German outfit the following summer.
In his first full Bundesliga campaign, he finished as the club’s top scorer with an impressive 14 goals in 21 starts and nine substitute appearances.
Rosenberg was part of the Werder Bremen side that won the DFB-Pokal Cup and reached the UEFA Cup Final against Shakhtar Donetsk in 2009, having also scored the winner in a 2-1 Champions League victory over Inter Milan earlier that term.
After recovering from a knee injury, Rosenberg made a temporary move to Spain in 2010/11, spending a season on loan at Racing Santander, where he netted nine La Liga goals in 29 starts before returning to Germany.
In total, the Linhamm-born hitman has scored 83 goals in 186 league starts. He has also scored six goals in 30 appearances for his country, after netting three times in five games at under-21 level.