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Anichebe: Albion move felt right

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VICTOR Anichebe is delighted to have joined Albion – and admits he already feels a connection with his new club.  

The 25-year-old, who sealed a three-year deal late last night, scored his first-ever Barclays Barclays Premier League goal in a 2-2 draw with Albion at Goodison Park in May 2006.

The striker, who spent 15 years on Merseyside, also fired a late winner at The Hawthorns on New Year’s Day 2012 – which he later dedicated to his sick father. 

In total, Anichebe netted three goals in seven games against the Baggies - and he hopes his best years are to come at Albion.

“I have enjoyed playing here in the past,” said Anichebe.

“I’ve scored a few goals against the club.

“There have been a few moments in my history that have happened against West Brom.

“I scored my first Premier League goal against West Brom.

“I scored here on New Year’s Day two years ago –when my dad was in hospital.

“I seem to pop up with a goal against West Brom.

“They are key moments in my professional career so far.

“Because of that, something pulled me towards the club.

“For me, having been at Everton for so long, which is my team, for me to leave there had to be a reason – some sort of connection.

“I felt a connection to come to West Brom and, as soon as I heard there was an interest, I knew I was coming here.”