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Pipa joins on loan from Ludogorets

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Albion have signed Spanish defender Pipa on a season-long loan from reigning Bulgarian champions Ludogorets.

The 25-year-old right-back, who has Champions League experience, teams up with Head Coach Carlos Corberán for a third time, following spells at Huddersfield and Olympiakos. 

Pipa can also play at wing-back and began his career at Espanyol where he progressed through Spain’s youth age groups to under-21 level.  

And Corberán, who coached Pipa in a Championship Play-Off final, says he will “increase competition” in his defence.

Pipa in action for Huddersfield

Carlos said: “Pipa is a player I know well having worked with him twice before, and I am delighted to welcome him to the club, particularly as he was so enthusiastic about joining Albion.”

“He is a versatile player with experience of the Championship, Champions League, and La Liga, and he helps cover our needs at right-back and right wing-back.

“It is important we have competition in all positions of the pitch and bringing in Pipa increases our defensive options on the right, as well as allowing a younger player to gain experience on loan.

“I am pleased a player of his experience and professionalism is joining the club for the season.”

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