Anelka scores first WBA goals

West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka has scored his first goals since joining the club in a friendly against Puskas FC.

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Nicolas Anelka scores first goals for West Brom

Nicolas Anelka scored his first goal for West Brom against Puskas Academy
Nicolas Anelka scored his first goal for West Brom against Puskas Academy Credit: Adam Fradgley

West Brom's French striker Nicolas Anelka has scored his first goals since joining the club.

Anelka is playing his first game today in a pre-season friendly against Puskas Academy.

Anelka scored a second goal in the first half
Anelka scored a second goal in the first half Credit: Adam Fradgley

Read more: West Bromwich Albion confirm signing of Nicolas Anelka.

Nicolas Anelka arrival has caused a ‘buzz’ at WBA

West Bromwich Albion defender Liam Ridgewell thinks the arrival of well-travelled striker, Nicolas Anelka, has created a “buzz” around the club.

Nicolas Anelka training with his new team-mates
Nicolas Anelka training with his new team Credit: ITV News Central

Anelka joined his new team in training for the first time yesterday, and Ridgewell believes his arrival will help the club move to new heights.

The left-back told the club website: "As soon as the news came through that Nicolas was coming there was a buzz between the lads."

"Hopefully now we can bring more quality like that into the squad. Potential signings will have looked at the signing and taken note. Players will want to play with players like Nicolas."

“His name and reputation as a player says it all. Hopefully he can live up to it and do well this season."

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West Brom sign Nicolas Anelka

West Bromwich Albion player Youssouf Mulumbu tweeted this picture.
West Bromwich Albion player Youssouf Mulumbu tweeted this picture Credit: Twitter/Youssouf Mulumbu

West Brom have confirmed the signing of former France striker Nicolas Anelka. The 34-year-old, who was a free agent, has signed an initial one-year contract at the Hawthorns with the option of a second.

The club confirmed on Twitter: "Albion have tonight completed the signing of @anelkaofficiel on a one-year deal, with a further year's option in the club's favour."

The deal means Anelka will once again team up with West Brom manager Steve Clarke, who was a coach at Chelsea.

Read more on West Brom's signings here