West Brom sign Marseille midfielder Morgan Amalfitano on season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal

Morgan Amalfitano joins WBA on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal. Photo: PA

West Brom have signed versatile Marseille midfielder Morgan Amalfitano on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal. The 28-year-old France international completed his move this morning after flying in from France yesterday afternoon and passing a medical. He will wear the No.18 shirt. Amalfitano is renowned for his creativity, having contributed more than 30 assists in the past four campaigns. Head coach Steve Clarke said: “I’m delighted to welcome Morgan to the club. “He is predominantly a right-sided midfielder who can also operate in a number of other midfield and attacking positions. “Morgan is a technical player with good quality on the ball. He also has fantastic work-rate and we believe his game is well suited to the Barclays Premier League. “Morgan’s arrival will increase competition in midfield and add more quality and depth to the squad.” Amalfitano was capped by France in a 2-1 friendly win over Germany in February 2012 – providing the cross for Florent Malouda’s decisive goal.