Kipre completes move to West Brom

4 Sep 2020
Cedric Kipre joins West Brom

Baggies sign 23-year-old defender on a four-year contract after he impressed for Wigan in the Championship last season

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West Bromwich Albion Albion have completed the signing of central defender Cedric Kipre from Wigan Athletic on a four-year deal.

The 23-year-old is the second signing made by the Baggies this summer following Matheus Pereira's move from Sporting Lisbon being made permanent.

Kipre told West Brom's official website: "It's a big club and the chance to play in the Premier League was what attracted me.

"My goal was to play in this division by the age of 25 and today I'm 23 so I'm grateful for the chance.

"I'm expecting to learn a lot from Slaven [Bilic] because he played in the same position and he can teach me areas to progress."

Kipre, who has represented Ivory Coast at youth level, made 36 appearances in the Championship last season and helped Wigan keep 12 clean sheets, scoring two goals.

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He started out at Paris Saint-Germain before spells with Leicester City and Motherwell, making 35 appearances for the Scottish club.

Promoted West Brom open their 2020/21 campaign at home to Leicester on 13 September.

See: Summer 2020 transfers and news

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