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  • Updated: September 15, 2020

Ex-Chelsea Defender, Branislav Ivanovic Signs For West Brom On Free Transfer

Ex-Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has signed for West Brom as he arrives at the Hawthorns on a free transfer from Zenit St Petersburg.

The Serbia international won three Premier League titles and the Champions League during his nine-year spell at Stamford Bridge, which ended in 2017.

West Brom marked their return to the Premier League with a 3-0 defeat to Leicester on Sunday.

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"The Premier League is the best league in the world," Ivanovic, 36, told the club's official website.

"I need to challenge myself, and I am ready for the challenge. I am really happy to be back playing in the Premier League."

West Brom boss Slaven Bilic said: "He's a great addition for us, a team who are newly promoted in the Premier League. He ticks all the boxes for us.

"He's done everything in his career -- it's been magnificent. We're delighted. He adds quality and experience on the pitch and off the pitch.”

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