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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.
West Bromwich Albion defender Liam Ridgewell thinks the arrival of well-travelled striker, Nicolas Anelka, has created a “buzz” around the club.
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."
One of the biggest names in football met up with his new team mates today.
Former Arsenal, Real Madrid and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka signed for West Bromwich Albion last week.
Today, all the players began their pre-season training.
Nicolas Anelka has given his first interview since joining West Brom on a one-year contract.
The French football, who won the Premier League with Arsenal and Chelsea, spoke exclusively to West Brom's website.
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
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West Brom have completed the signing of French striker Nicolas Anelka on a one-year deal.