Grzegorz Krychowiak has joined West Bromwich Albion on loan, hours after the club also clinched a £7million deal for Arsenal fullback Kieran Gibbs.
Krychowiak was a key player for Sevilla when they won the Uefa Europa League in both 2015 and 2016, but the big-money move to Paris Saint Germain which followed was less successful.
The Poland international, capped 45 times and a star of Euro 2016, made just 11 appearances for the French club last term, and he has now joined the Baggies on a season-long loan deal.
“I had a lot of offers from Spain and Italy, but this is a very ambitious club,” the 27-year-old midfielder, who has also played for Bordeaux, Reims and Nantes, said. “There’s a good atmosphere here.”
Krychowiak was once heavily linked with a move to Arsenal, so his capture is a real coup for Albion who have had a busy day having clinched the £7million deal of Gunners left fullback Gibbs.
“Firstly, I would like to say how delighted I am to sign for West Brom,” the 27-year-old England international said. “It has been an amazing journey to play for my childhood club since I was 14.
“Now it is time for the next chapter with West Bromwich Albion and I can’t wait to get started. Tony Pulis is different to what I’ve had before and I feel he can develop me and help me progress.”
The biggest challenge facing Pulis during the remainder of the transfer window will be to keep hold of skipper Jonny Evans, with Manchester City and Arsenal both interested in the 29-year-old.