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West Brom sign Chinese star Zhang

3 Jul 2017
Yuning Zhang

20-year-old striker to go on loan to Werder Bremen as club announce ground-breaking ventures in China

West Bromwich Albion have announced the signing of Yuning Zhang from Vitesse Arnhem for an undisclosed fee. 

The 20-year-old China striker has agreed a contract until 2020 and will go on a two-year loan to Bundesliga side Werder Bremen. 

Zhang scored two goals on his international debut last year and is widely regarded in China as a star of the future. 

The club's director of football administration Richard Garlic, told "Zhang will get the chance to further develop at Bremen and he will be challenging for a place in a top European league. 

"His progress will be the subject of great interest here at Albion but also in Germany and in China."

West Brom have also announced that they have strengthened their links in China with two ground-breaking ventures for the club.

This includes confirmation of plans of principal sponsors, Palm, to construct new "football towns" bearing the club's name across China. Palm is closely associated with West Brom's controlling shareholder, Guochuan Lai.

Albion return to pre-season training today with a summer schedule that includes the Premier League Asia Trophy, in Hong Kong, on 19 and 22 July.

See: Albion's China links grow

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