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Krovinović joins Albion from Benfica

5 July 2019

Albion have today signed Filip Krovinović on a season-long loan from Benfica.

The creative and versatile midfielder will become the first Croatian to play for the Baggies, just weeks after fellow countryman Slaven Bilić was appointed Head Coach at The Hawthorns.

The 23-year-old earned caps with Croatia U19s and U21s, and won promotion in his home country with NK Zagreb before joining Rio Ave in Portugal four years ago.

He has 19 first-team appearances to his name at Benfica after joining the Portuguese giants in 2017.

Albion’s Technical Director Luke Dowling is confident the move will be a positive one for all parties.

He said: “Filip is a bright, energetic player who is looking forward to representing this football club and everyone here is delighted to have him with us, especially Slaven Bilić.

“It’s great that Filip is here in time to travel to our pre-season training camp in Spain. That trip will help build his fitness alongside his new team-mates, who he can also begin to get to know.

“Filip has gained good experience representing Benfica and we hope he will continue to develop as a player during his time at The Hawthorns.”


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