West Brom Sign Belgian Defender Pocognoli

West Bromwicih Albion have completed the signing of Belgium left-back Sebastien Pocognoli from German Bundesliga side Hannover 96.

Pocognoli, 26, has penned a three-year deal with coach Alan Irvine’s side.

“Sebastien is an experienced left-back who has played at a high level for many years,” said Irvine.

Sebastien Pocognoli Joins Premier League Club West Brom.
Sebastien Pocognoli Joins Premier League Club West Brom.

“He’s joined us with a real hunger to prove himself at Albion and get back into the international set-up.”

The defender, who has 12 international caps, missed out on a place in Belgium’s 23-man World Cup squad after missing the tail end of last season because of injury.

Pocognoli won the Dutch league title with AZ Alkmaar and also had spells at Belgian clubs Genk and Standard Liege.

He becomes the fourth player to arrive at the Hawthorns this summer, following in the footsteps of Craig Gardner, Joleon Lescott and Chris Baird.