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Robson-Kanu joins Albion

31 August 2016

Striker signs two-year contract

ALBION have confirmed the signing of Wales EURO 16 hero Hal Robson-Kanu.

The 27-year-old, who was a free agent after opting to leave Reading at the end of last season, has agreed a two-year deal with an option for a further year.

Robson-Kanu was given permission to leave Wales’ preparations for their opening World Cup qualifier to complete his deal with the Baggies.

“Everybody enjoyed watching Hal’s contribution to the Welsh performances at the Euros and we’re pleased to have him on board,” said Head Coach Tony Pulis.

Robson-Kanu spent the summer focusing first on the Welsh challenge at the Euros, which saw him score one of the goals of the tournament in his nation’s memorable quarter-final defeat of Belgium, and then deciding his future.

“It was an important decision for me and my family and we took our time,” he said.

“But it’s a fantastic club and manager and I’m really happy to be here. 

“I’m particularly pleased to be back in the Premier League. I am grateful for everything that Reading have done for me and I enjoyed my time there.

“But it’s great to take this step.”

Ironically, Hal comes into the club shortly after one of his Welsh team mates James Chester left for pastures new and naturally he took the chance to enquire about The Hawthorns.

“It’s good to have someone who knows about a new club to tell you about it and James spoke highly about Albion,” said Hal.

“And I’ve got no worries about my fitness. I’m a fit lad and I’ll be more than confident when called upon.

“It’s about the group, the squad being successful and I am really looking forward to playing my part.”

There was no extended stay at Albion for Robson-Kanu. After completing his medical and signing, he was back to the Welsh camp to get ready for their clash against Moldova on Monday.

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