West Brom confirm new signing as Carlos Corberan reunited with former colleague

The latest transfer news as West Brom complete the signing of a Sunderland favourite.
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West Bromwich Albion have confirmed the signing of experienced midfielder Yann M'Vila on a short-term deal. The 33-year-old, who has turned out for the likes of Sunderland, Inter Milan and Saint-Ettiene in the past, joins the Baggies until the end of the 2023/24 season.

Predominantly a defensive midfielder but also capable of playing at centre-back, M'Vila has worked with Albion head coach Carlos Corberan before as the pair were colleagues at Olympiacos in 2022.

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A former France international with 22 caps, including several appearances at UEFA EURO 2012, M'Vila will wear the number 22 shirt for West Brom. He's already excited about what's to come upon his return to English football.

"I know the manager Carlos Corberan really well. It was a pleasure to work with him and I’m really pleased to be back with him again now," M'Vila told WBA.co.uk. “He contacted me and asked me to come here and straight away, I said yes," M'Vila revealed.

West Brom have announced the signing of Yann M'Vila.West Brom have announced the signing of Yann M'Vila.
West Brom have announced the signing of Yann M'Vila.

Corberan is pleased about his new addition .“We’ve picked up an injury to Jayson Molumby and that left us without as many options as we would like in the middle," the boss said.

“Yann is a really positive option to have. He arrives with plenty of experience and with plenty of desire and motivation to help us.

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“We will need to be patient with him from a fitness point of view as he has been a free agent since the summer, but we know he has the determination to be ready for what will be an important few months," Corberan continued.

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