Clarke delighted with striker arrival
West Bromwich Albion,
Steve Clarke believes the signing of Markus Rosenberg is a "real coup" after the Swedish striker penned a three-year contract.
The 29-year-old had been a free agent following his release by Werder Bremen at the end of last season and has attracted plenty of attention from clubs across Europe. However, West Brom have won the race for his signature and after passing his medical on Monday the club have confirmed he has signed a deal which will take him up until the summer of 2015. Clarke says he is delighted with the capture of Rosenberg and hopes it will provide the current crop of strikers with competition for a place in the Baggies team. Clarke told West Brom's official website: "I'm delighted to welcome Markus to the club. "He is an experienced striker who has scored goals in three of Europe's top leagues, as well as in the top European competitions, and is determined to prove himself in the Premier League. "Markus will really increase competition for places in the forward areas and hopefully spur on the strikers we already have here. "He had several other offers this summer but he made it clear that joining West Bromwich Albion was his first choice and we're really pleased we've been able to conclude a deal."