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West Brom confirm record deal for Spurs winger Nacer Chadli

The Belgian becomes Tony Pulis' third summer signing and has joined for a fee in the region of €15 million
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West Brom confirm record deal for Spurs winger Nacer Chadli
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West Bromwich Albion have announced the signing of Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli for a reported club record fee of €15 million.

Chadli has agreed a four-year contract at The Hawthorns but the Belgium international's fee is set to be eclipsed shortly if Albion complete their proposed €18 million deal for Malaga's Ignacio Camacho.

The Belgian, who spent three years struggling to hold down a first team berth at Tottenham, becomes just Albion manager Tony Pulis' third signing since the end of last season.

Chadli joined Spurs in 2013 from Twente but has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot under Mauricio Pochettino

I feel very good to be here. It came very quickly but I spoke to the club and they have a good team, a good manager and I am very pleased to be here,” Chadli told Albion's website.

“My ambition? I just want to help the team win as many games as possible,” he continued.

Pulis added: “He's a top, top player and I'm delighted we've got him. I said last week that these signings all had to be about players who would improve our squad - and Nacer does precisely that.”

Chadli, 27, arrives after making 119 appearances and scoring 25 goals for Tottenham after joining from Twente for €8 million in 2013. He played 40 times for Spurs last season but has not featured for Mauricio Pochettino's side so far this year.

Chadli could be joined at the club by Malaga's Ignacio Camacho, whose transfer to The Hawthorns is still under negotiation.

Albion have suffered transfer difficulties in recent weeks, with Pulis voicing his concerns over a lack of players several times. They pulled out of a €17.5 million deal for West Ham's Diafra Sakho in July over fears regarding his fitness, had several bids rejected by Leicester for Jeff Schlupp and have been chasing Southampton's Jay Rodriguez on loan.

Chadli's arrival paves the way for Callum McManaman to leave, with Newcastle linked with the winger after Pulis confirmed he expects the former Wigan man to depart before Wednesday's transfer deadline.