Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic says he has lots to supply West Bromwich Albion after the 36-year-old free agent joined the promoted Premier League facet on a season-long deal. Ivanovic made greater than 350 appearances for Chelsea and gained 9 main titles with the London membership earlier than leaving for Russian facet Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2017.
He returns to England’s high flight as Slaven Bilic’s sixth signing since West Brom’s promotion, following the arrivals of Grady Diangana, Matheus Pereira, Cedric Kipre, David Button and Callum Robinson.
“I’m so happy to be back,” Ivanovic informed West Brom’s web site.
“I know Slaven from before. He’s amazing and I hope together we’re going to be a success. He understands football and looks like a guy who everyone wants to play for.
“I missed English football … I looked to be back in the previous year but it didn’t happen, so now I’m happy to be here and I’ll try and do my best. I can give something more. I’m completely different… I’m ready for the challenge.”
Ivanovic’s arrival is a lift for West Brom, who conceded three objectives with out reply in a Premier League defeat by Leicester City on Sunday.
They host Harrogate Town within the League Cup in a while Wednesday earlier than travelling to Everton within the league on Saturday.