West Bromwich Albion sign former Manchester United and current Hull defender

Ritabrata Banerjee / 28 July 2015

Premier League side West Bromwich Albion have successfully roped in Hull City defender James Chester. Hull City who were relegated this season to Championship have reached an agreement to sign the defender according to BBC, for an undisclosed fee.

Further reports suggest that the Wlesh international who was at Austria for Hull City’s pre-season flew back to hold talks with West Brom.

James Chester has played 156 Premier League games for Hull City since joining the club in 2011. Chester is an ex-Manchester United player and a product of the Red Devils’ youth system. He had joined United in 2007 but never played for the Premier League giants.

Chester has previously played for clubs like Peterborough United, Plymouth Argyle and Carlisle United on loan. He has also represented Wales in 4 international matches. 

The defender had fantastic season for Hull City last time as he played 23 Premier League games for the club. His stats are extremely impressive as he made 2.55 interceptions per game, .67 blocks and 5.16 clearances per match. Another aspect of his season was he did not commit a single defensive eror in the entire season for the Hull Tigers.

James Chester’s signing will surely bolster the squad of West Bromwich Albion.

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