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Sunday 11 December 2016

'Ambitious' McClean's joy at £1.5m move

James McClean
James McClean

IRELAND'S James McClean (left) says he's ready to write a new chapter in his career after he sealed a £1.5million move back to the Premier League by joining West Brom.

Following Wigan's demotion to League One, McClean had started his desire to leave the club and move back up the divisions to aid his international ambitions, and while a move to the MLS was mooted at one point, the former Sunderland man has decided to stay in England.

"Everything about this move seems right for me - I'm very positive about it. Once the Albion came in this was a move I was keen to get done - this is a big club and a new chapter for me," said McClean, the fourth Ireland international to move clubs this summer following earlier deals for Kevin Doyle, Alex Pearce and Darren Randolph.

"I'm delighted. I've played in the Premier League before and not only am I back here, but I'm with a stable top flight club and one that wants to push on. The Premier League is where any player wants to be.

"The gaffer has made it clear he wants to push this club on. I'm very ambitious."

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