West Bromwich Albion’s record signing Brown Ideye has set his sight on becoming a ‘Baggies’ great.
The 25-year-old arrived at the club’s Walsall training base on Friday, having finally been granted his work permit.
He tweeted: “They all welcome me with open hands, I’m so happy to be here and I thank GOD for his blessings.”
Ideye will train with his team-mates next week ahead of the West Midland club’s opening league fixture at home to Sunderland on Saturday, August 16.
Ideye trained away from his new club in his home country for three weeks after penning a £10m deal, while his visa allocation was in process.
“I’ve already put what has happened behind me, right now I’m here and it’s all about working, working, working,” the Nigeria international is quoted as saying on British media The Birmingham Mail.
“I’ve met the manager and met my new team-mates. The rest of the day is all about recovery… Then I will join the guys for fitness training.”
The ex-Dynamo Kiev striker also spoke of his desire to score in every West Brom game.
He added: “For me I take each game as it comes. My aim is to score in every game. Any striker would like to score in every game and I put that challenge on myself. I’ll work very hard and work hard for the team and great things will come.”
Meanwhile the player, nicknamed ‘Bobby by the club’s fans on social media, feels Saturday’s pre-season friendly against 2004 European champions Porto “has come too early” for him to take his home bow.
“But for sure, I will be there as it’s my team. I will go to support even though I’m not playing,” he said.