Steve Bruce’s first words after signing ‘quality’ free agent for West Brom after Celtic exit

West Brom bring in an eye-catching addition on a free transfer

West Brom have secured the signing of Tom Rogic on a free transfer.

The Australia international has been snapped up by the Championship side on an initial one-year deal, with the club holding the option for a further 12 months.

Rogic, 29, became a free agent following the expiration of his contract at Celtic earlier this summer and has since been weighing up his options.

‘Quality’...

He has now chosen to sign for West Brom and their boss, Steve Bruce, has told their official club website:

“Tom is a quality player who has played nearly 300 games for Celtic, including a significant number of games just last season.

“He has proven to be a quality player, a serial winner, and a top professional.

“He can play in several positions across midfield and I’m confident he will prove to be a great acquisition for the club. I’m delighted to have him with us.”

Former Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic has signed for West Brom. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)

Celtic swooped to land him back in 2013 from A-League outfit Central Coast Mariners and he went on to become a key player for the Glasgow outfit.

He made 273 appearances for the Hoops over the course of his eight-and-a-half years at Celtic Park and chipped in with 46 goals.

The attacking midfielder helped the club win the league title six times, as well as the Scottish Cup and League Cup both on a handful of occasions.

Rogic is now gearing up for a new challenge at the Hawthorns and will be eager to show what he can do in England.

West Brom have made some impressive additions over recent times and he adds even more quality to a squad that boasts having established Championship players like Jed Wallace and John Swift in attacking areas.

Bruce’s side haven’t started the season as well as they would have hoped and are currently sat in 16th place.