DONE DEAL! West Brom sign winger Matt Phillips from QPR

6 Jul

West Brom have completed the signing of Matt Phillips from QPR.

The Premier League side have not disclosed the fee paid for the 25-year-old winger but it is understood to be in excess of £5million.

Phillips has penned a four-year contract and is the first signing made by Baggies boss Tony Pulis this summer.

“We’re really pleased to have Matty on board,” said Pulis.

“This is a great chance for him to show everyone he belongs in the top-flight of English football.”

Phillips played 82 times for QPR, scoring 13 goals, after joining the Hoops from Blackpool in 2013 in a £5m deal.

The Scotland international was a virtual ever-present for the Championship side last season but was unable to help them launch a promotion challenge.

He will travel to Austria on Thursday with his new team-mates for a pre-season training camp – a trip which includes a high-profile friendly against French treble-winners Paris St Germain on July 13.

West Brom technical director Nick Hammond added: “I think it’s fair to say Matt has been on the radar for a period of time and we’re very pleased to have finally got his signature.

“He’s a great acquisition because he adds to the versatility within the group. He gives us both wide positions and is also able to play as a central striker. We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Matt to the club.”


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