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James McClean

Midfielder


Biography

Date of birth

22/04/1989

Height

180 cm

Signed

01/07/2015

Country

Republic of Ireland

JAMES McClean, who became Albion's first signing of the summer in 2015, delivered a string of impressive performances in his second season with the Club.

Feature

James McClean Q&A

23 May 2017
The Republic of Ireland international joined for an undisclosed fee from Wigan Athletic, penning a three-year deal with a 12-month option in the Club's favour.
 
The winger made his Baggies debut in the opening game of the Club’s 2015/16 Barclays Premier League campaign, a home defeat against Manchester City.
 
Derry-born McClean established himself with his hometown club between 2008 and 2011 before alerting the attention of Sunderland and duly joining the north-east club in August 2011.
 
McClean’s impressive form for Sunderland – where he played alongside Craig Gardner and Stephane Sessegnon - saw him capped by the Republic of Ireland at senior level despite representing Northern Ireland’s under-21 side.
 
He was included in Giovanni Trapattoni’s Euro 2012 squad, where he made one substitute appearance as the Republic of Ireland bowed out in the group stages.
 
McClean signed for Wigan in the summer of 2013 and, lining up in the same squad as Callum McManaman, made his bow in the FA Community Shield final at Wembley where the Latics lost 2-0 to Manchester United.