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.
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.”