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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Tony Pulis delight as Man United star Jonny Evans signs for WBA

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has joined West Bromwich Albion
Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has joined West Bromwich Albion

West Brom boss Tony Pulis was full of praise for record signing Salomon Rondon after the striker notched his first Albion goal in Saturday's 1-0 win at Stoke.

On the same day the Baggies announced another major capture in Jonny Evans, £12million summer recruit Rondon, the Venezuela international bought from Zenit St Petersburg, got off the mark with a header in first-half stoppage-time.

"Salomon scored a great goal. I'm really pleased with him," said Pulis.

After Pulis' first return to his old club Stoke and West Brom's maiden Premier League win of the season, it was confirmed Albion had completed the signing of Evans.

The Northern Ireland centre-half (left) has joined from Manchester United on a four-year deal for what is understood to be an initial £6million, rising to £8million with add-ons.

Evans admits Baggies captain Darren Fletcher, the former United midfielder, was a big influence on his decision. The 27-year-old defender said: "I spoke to Fletch regularly. He said how much he was enjoying his football."

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