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Yuning Zhang is regarded as one of China's brightest young football talents.
The 20-year-old striker had been playing with Vitesse Arnhem in the Eredevisie before his recruitment by the Baggies on a three-year contract.
The youngster was immediately sent to Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen on a two-year loan, where he bagged a goal on his first appearance for 'Die Werderaner'.
Yuning is a hugely popular figure in China where he caused a major stir by scoring two goals on his international debut against Trinidad & Tobago a year ago.
He has subsequently been regularly included by new 'Team Dragon' manager Marcello Lippi.
Yuning also became the first Chinese player to score in the Erevedisie following his transfer to Vitesse from his first Chinese club Hangzhou Greentown.