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Birthday boy Yassine feels gifted

New signing El Ghanassy promises to entertain

BIRTHDAY-BOY Yassine El Ghanassy has vowed to excite Albion fans this season with his blistering pace and sublime skills.

The AA Gent winger, who today turns 22, yesterday joined the Baggies on a season-long loan, with an option in the club's favour to make the move permanent - subject to international clearance. 

He will wear the Baggies' No. 10 shirt, after becoming Steve Clarke's second summer signing hot on the heels of Ben Foster from Blues last week.

And the attacking midfielder, who can also play as a striker, believes he has what it takes to entertain the Hawthorns hordes.

"My position is as a left or right winger and I like to run with the ball," he said.

"I have some skills and I promise the team some skills.

"I expect that if I play some games, a lot of people will come and love my skills, and I hope that some people in West Brom will come and watch my skills.

"The Premier League is the best league in the world and I am very, very happy to be playing in this league.

"I'm going to be playing against the top teams in the world and I'm very, very happy and I'm very, very hungry.

"West Brom have a very strong history and I'm very happy that I will be playing for this club."